Akodon subfuscus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Akodon subfuscus Osgood, 1944
Common Name(s):
English Puno Grass Mouse, Puno Akodont
Taxonomic Notes: It was transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-03
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Zeballos, H., Vivar, E. & Patterson, B.
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, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species occurs from the western Andean upper slopes of Ayacucho and Arequipa Departments through highlands of Cuzco and Puno in Peru, and then to Cochabamba in Bolivia (Patton et al. 2015). It occurs between 1,900 and 4,500 m (Myers et al. 1990, Patton and Smith 1992, Anderson 1997 Musser and Carleton 2005).

Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1900
Upper elevation limit (metres):4500
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It is found in bunchgrass, along the base of stone wall bordering agricultural plots, fragmented Polilepys and yungas (Patton et al. 2015). It feeds on arthropods and plan material (Solari 2007).

Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas, including six in Peru.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Zeballos, H., Vivar, E. & Patterson, B. 2016. Akodon subfuscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T760A22381005. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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