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Akodon torques

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Akodon torques
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1917)
Common Name(s):
English Cloud Forest Grass Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the east Andean cloud forest, between 2,000 to 3,500 m, southeast Peru (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded from primary and secondary montane humid forest, elfin forest, and grassland and cultivated areas close to forest habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is locally threatened by severe habitat loss, although the species can persist in secondary habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in at least four protected areas including Manu and Yanachaga National Parks. Further research is needed into the morphology of this species.

Citation: Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. 2008. Akodon torques. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2014.
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