Akodon fumeus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Akodon fumeus Thomas, 1902
Common Name(s):
English Smoky Grass Mouse, Smoky Akodont
Taxonomic Notes: This is considered to be a species complex which requires further taxonomic investigation. The identity of specimens from south Bolivia collected in the Chaco needs to be reviewed.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N. & Pacheco, V.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from the east Andean slopes, about 1,000 to 3,500 m, of southeast Peru, west central Bolivia (Anderson 1997), and northwest Argentina (Jujuy Province, see Díaz and Barquez, 1999) (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):3500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The population abundance of this species is not well-known, although it may be locally common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is restricted to Yungas forest and moist grassland-elfin habitat. Northern populations appear to inhabit the lower reaches of paramo grasslands to cloud forest; while the southernmost population was found in a wet, relictual Podocarpus forest (Myers and Patton 1989, Myers et al. 1990). It has been found in both primary and disturbed forest. Pregnant females have been collected in November and October.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It may be locally threatened by severe habitat loss, but it can generally persist in secondary forest habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in at least four protected areas. There are no conservation measures needed for the species at present, other than the general protection of the Yungas and Bosque Tucumano Boliviano habitat.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N. & Pacheco, V. 2016. Akodon fumeus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T733A115051715. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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