|Scientific Name:||Maxomys whiteheadi|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1894)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A2c ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Aplin, K., Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Vulnerable as the species is believed to have undergone a decline of more than 30% over the last 10 years as inferred from rate of forest loss in the region, particularly in the lowlands of Sumatra and Borneo.
|Range Description:||This species is found in peninsular Thailand (south of the Isthmus of Kra), the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and other islands off the northern coast of Borneo (Musser and Carleton 2005).|
Native:Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
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|Population:||It is common in appropriate habitats.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial species found in forest, as well as in rice paddies (but only where surrounded by forest) (Payne et al. 1985). It is mostly a lowland species on Borneo, but can be found as high as 2,100 m (Md Nor 2001; Musser and Carleton 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is widespread habitat loss in the lowlands of Sumatra and Borneo.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is recorded from several protected areas, such as Mt. Kinabalu National Park.|
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.
Nor, S. M. 2001. Elevational diversity patterns of small mammals on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Global Ecology and Biogeography 10(1): 41-62.
Payne, J. C. M., Francis, C. M. and Phillipps, K. 1985. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. The Sabah Society, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
|Citation:||Aplin, K., Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Maxomys whiteheadi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 December 2013.|