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Habromys chinanteco

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Habromys chinanteco
Species Authority: (Robertson & Musser, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Chinanteco Deer Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Morphologically similar to H. simulatus (see Robertson and Musser 1976).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only found in one location, on Cerro Pelón (2,080 to 2,650 m) in the Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca (México) (Carleton et al. 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: There is only one known population.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in cloud forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by deforestation within its very restricted range.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Habromys chinanteco. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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