Melanomys robustulus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Melanomys robustulus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1914
Common Name(s):
English Robust Dark Rice Rat
Oryzomys robustulus Thomas, 1914

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tirira, D. & Boada, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a some well preserved protected area, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the southeast Ecuador (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 400 to 1,200 m (Tirira in prep.).
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon (Tirira, in prep.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in tropical lowland rainforest. It is nocturnal and terrestrial (Tirira, in prep.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in one protected area (Tirira, in prep).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

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: Tirira, D. & Boada, C. 2008. Melanomys robustulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T13047A3407270. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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