|Scientific Name:||Heteromys nelsoni Merriam, 1902|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Cuarón, A.D. & Vázquez, E.|
|Contributor(s):||Hafner, D. & Reid, F.|
This species is assessed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is around 4,650 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations (essentially a single location), and there is continuing decline in extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, the extent and quality of its habitat, and presumably the number of mature individuals.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from southeastern Chiapas (Mexico) and bordering parts of western Guatemala (Patton 2005). It is found from 2,500 to 2,800 m (Reid 1997). The Guatemalan population may have been severely affected by Hurricane Stan in 2006.|
Native:Guatemala; Mexico (Chiapas)
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|Population:||This rodent is rare and local (Reid 1997).|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found on cold, wet slopes of montane forest with numerous epiphytes, mosses, and fallen trees. Its biology is poorly known (Reid 1997).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat to this species is the significant forest loss in its habitat. Habitat fragmentation, landslides, and floods are additional threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in a newly-named national park, Tacana, in Mexico.|
IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 28 June 2018).
Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
Patton, J.L. 2005. Family Heteromyidae. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 844-858. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
Reid, F. 2009. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
|Citation:||Cuarón, A.D. & Vázquez, E. 2018. Heteromys nelsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T10009A22223445.Downloaded on 21 July 2018.|
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