Eligmodontia moreni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Eligmodontia moreni (Thomas, 1896)
Common Name(s):
English Monte Gerbil Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-02
Assessor(s): Ojeda, R., Jayat, J.P. & Pardinas, U.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species occurs in Argentina from Salta province south to Mendoza province along the eastern slopes of the Andes in Monte Desert and pre- Puna habitats at elevations from about 500 to 3,900 m (Mares et al. 2008; Lanzone et al. 2015).

Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):3900
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:A common species not facing threats for its survival.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:In deserts and shrublands, up to 3,900 m at north of its range. Reproduction occurs in the fall (March, April, and May) and spring (October and November) (Lanzone et al. 2015).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in several protected areas.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Ojeda, R., Jayat, J.P. & Pardinas, U. 2016. Eligmodontia moreni (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T7577A115085121. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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