|Scientific Name:||Megadontomys nelsoni (Merriam, 1898)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E., Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & de Grammont, P.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its habitat is severely fragmented, it has fewer than five locations, and extensive continuing deforestation and habitat loss.
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|Range Description:||This species is known from eastern slopes of Sierra Madre Oriental (2,000 - 3,500 m), from south-eastern Hidalgo to central Veracruz, México (Musser and Carleton 2005).|
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|Population:||There is no information on the population.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in cloud and pine-oak forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is severely threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation from deforestation for agriculture.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed as threatened under Mexican law.|
IUCN. 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:||Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E., Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Megadontomys nelsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12941A3400351.Downloaded on 22 May 2018.|
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