|Scientific Name:||Handleyomys fuscatus (J.A. Allen, 1912)|
Aepeomys fuscatus J.A. Allen, 1912
|Taxonomic Notes:||Generic synonym = Thomasomys, specific synonym = A. lugens.
Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Gómez-Laverde, M., Delgado, C. & Pacheco, V.|
This species is listed as Least Concern since it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which does not appear to be under threat, has a presumed large population, and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||Possibly narrowly endemic, this species occurs in the Cordillera Occidental, western Colombia, in the Valle del Cauca and Risaralda Departments (Voss et al. 2002). Inhabits areas from 1,700 to 2,700 m (Prado and Percequillo 2013).|
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|Population:||This species appear to be abundant (or at least easily trapped) at most places where they have been found to date (Voss et al. 2002).|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is terrestrial. It occurs in primary premontane wet forest, secondary forest, croplands and pasture may also be suitable (Voss et al. 2002).|
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is general deforestation.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in Tatama and Farallones de Cali National Parks (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).|
|Citation:||Cassola, F. 2016. Handleyomys fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T547A22328263.Downloaded on 21 February 2018.|