Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Abrothrix hershkovitzi
Species Authority: (Patterson, Gallardo & Freas, 1984)
Common Name(s):
English Hershkovitz’s Akodont, Hershkovitz's Grass Mouse
Akodon hershkovitzi Patterson, Gallardo & Freas, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus or genus Abrothrix according to Reig (1987), Pearson and Smith (1999) and Smith and Patton (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patterson, B. & D'elia, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its presumed large population and occurrence in a protected area.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known to occur only on Aracena Captain Island (Isla Capitan Aracena) and could also be on the outer islands of the Chilean Archipelago (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Moorlands above coastal forests in Magellanic cape.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The whole range is including in a protected area.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.3. Forest - Subantarctic
suitability: Marginal  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.4. Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.11. Wetlands (inland) - Alpine Wetlands (includes temporary waters from snowmelt)
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Citation: Patterson, B. & D'elia, G. 2008. Abrothrix hershkovitzi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T734A13071941. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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