Habromys simulatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Habromys simulatus (Osgood, 1904)
Common Name(s):
English Jico Deer Mouse
Taxonomic Source(s): León-Paniagua, L., Navarro-Sigüenza, A.G., Hernández-Baños, B.E. and Morales, J.C. 2007. Diversification of the arboreal mice of the genus Habromys (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Neotominae) in the Mesoamerican highlands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 653-664.
Taxonomic Notes: Musser and Carleton (2005) list this species as occurring also in extreme northwestern Oaxaca, México (specifically: Puerto de la Soledad, Cuicatlán), but this population probably represents a separate species (León-Paniagua et al. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are known from two locations, and there is a continuing decline in habitat mainly due to deforestation.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two locations on the eastern, middle slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental, México (1,830 to 2,000 m): south Hidalgo and central Veracruz (Musser and Carleton 2005). Musser and Carleton (2005) also list the species as occurring in extreme north-western Oaxaca, but this is not mapped because it is thought to represent a separate species (see Taxonomic Notes).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):1830
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:There is no recent information about its abundance.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is poorly known. Like its congeners, this species is arboreal and lives in moist high elevation cloud and pine/oak forests (Carleton et al. 2002).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by timber extraction and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research is needed into its population status and extent of occurrence.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Habromys simulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9611A13004780. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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