|Scientific Name:||Apodemus gurkha|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1924|
Apodemus flavicollis (Thomas, 1924) subspecies gurkha
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², its distribution is presumed to be severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Nepal, where it is known only from seven locations (Gurkha, Maharigaon, Gorapani, Takucha, Larjung, Chitare and Upper Ulleri) in Central Nepal (Agrawal 2000; Molur et al. 2005). It occupies an altitudinal range of 2,400 to 3,500 m (Molur et al. 2005).|
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|Population:||There is no information available on the population abundance of this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a nocturnal and terrestrial species, occurs in temperate highlands where it occurs in Rhododendron and coniferous forests (Molur et al. 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to the species include loss of habitat and collection of animals for local consumption (Molur et al. 2005).|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is not protected under legislation in Nepal. It is not known from any protected areas in Nepal (Molur et al. 2005). Further surveys and ecological studies are recommended.|
Agrawal, V. C. 2000. Taxonomic studies on Indian Muridae and Hystricidae (Mammalia: Rodentia). Records of the Zoological survey of India 180: 1-177.
Ellerman, J. R. 1961. Rodentia. The fauna of India including Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. Mammalia, Manager of Publications, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, USA.
Ellerman, J. R. and Morrison-Scott, T. C. S. 1951. Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946. British Museum (Natural History), London, UK.
Molur, S., Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Walker, S., Nameer, P. O. and Ravikumar, L. 2005. Status of non-volant small mammals: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P) workshop report. Zoo Outreach Organisation / CBSG-South Asia., Comibatore, India.
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:||Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O. 2008. Apodemus gurkha. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 December 2013.|
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