Akodon mimus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Akodon mimus (Thomas, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Thespian Grass Mouse, Hocicudo-like Akodont
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Microxus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-11
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern as although it has an extent of occurrence of less than 50,000 km², it is somewhat adaptable and is not declining at a rate fast enough to qualify as threatened.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the upper east Andean slopes, about 2,000-3,700 m, from southeast Peru (Puno Department; Patton and Smith 1992) to west central Bolivia (Cochabamba Department; Anderson 1997) (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2000
Upper elevation limit (metres):3700
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is generally a very common species in Bolivia; it is poorly known in Peru.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is present in humid parts of primary Yungas habitat (Anderson 1997), and also in areas modified for agriculture such as potato crops and pastoral areas with sheep. It is an omnivorous species, but feeds a lot on invertebrates (Vargas et al. in preparation).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this adaptable species in Bolivia. The threats to the species in Peru are poorly known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from at least four protected areas in Bolivia. Further research is needed into the status of this species in Peru.

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., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. 2016. Akodon mimus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T746A115052068. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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