|Scientific Name:||Heteromys nelsoni|
|Species Authority:||Merriam, 1902|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Cuarón, A., Reid, F. & 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 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.
|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).|
|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).|
|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.|
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;D.M. Reeder (ed.), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 844-858. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
Reid, F. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
|Citation:||Cuarón, A., Reid, F. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Heteromys nelsoni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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