Galenomys garleppi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Galenomys garleppi (Thomas, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Gerlepp's Mouse
Taxonomic Source(s): Salazar-Bravo, J. 2015. Genus Galenomys Thomas, 1916. In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 522-523. The University of Chicago Press.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a wide area (~16,000 km²), there are only very few records, it has not been seen since 1975, and very little is known about its current status and threats. Further research on this species is necessary to make an assessment.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the Altiplano of southern Peru and adjacent Bolivia. It may be present in northern Chile, although there appear to be no records from this country. It generally occurs above 3,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):3000
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally believed to be a rare species. There are no records of this species during recent surveys. It was last collected in 1975.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a habitat specialist, largely restricted to open sandy areas with some grasses. It is not found in agricultural habitats. It both burrows into the soil and uses abandoned burrows, or shares burrows, with other rodent species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not known. It may be threatened in Bolivia by indirect mortality during ongoing eradication of Ctenomys species in pastoral land through flooding of burrows.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Parque Nacional Sajama in Bolivia, and from Zona Reservada Aymara Lupaca in Peru. Further studies are needed to determine whether the species is still present within the known range, and to better understand the major threats to the species.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. 2008. Galenomys garleppi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T8827A12935200. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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