Abrothrix lanosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abrothrix lanosus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1897)
Common Name(s):
English Woolly Grass Mouse, Wooly Akodont
Akodon lanosus (Thomas, 1897)
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in Muridae (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Mann (1978) relegated this to a subspecies of A. longipilis, but others have affirmed its specific status (Osgood 1943; Yañez et al. 1978). Previously had been associated with Microxus (Gyldenstolpe 1932) but later allocated to subgenus Abrothrix of Akodon (Osgood 1943, Reig 1987). Muñoz Pedreros (2000) has maintained the species with Akodon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U. & 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 wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in southernmost Chile and Argentina, as far north as northwestern Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Galliari and Pardiñas 1999).
Argentina; Chile
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Population [top]

Population: This is not a commom species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in forests and shrublands in southern Patagonia.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in several protected areas in Argentina and Chile.

Bibliography [top]

Galliari, C. A. and Pardinas, U. F. J. 1999. Abrothrix lanosus (Rodentia: Muridae) en la Patagonia Continental Argentina. Neotropica 45: 113-114.

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (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: Pardinas, U. & D'Elia, G. 2008. Abrothrix lanosus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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