|Scientific Name:||Nesoromys ceramicus Thomas, 1920|
Stenomys ceramicus (Thomas, 1920)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Nesoromys ceramicus has been included in the genus Stenomys by some authors (Flannery 1995).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dickman, C. & Wright, D.|
|Contributor(s):||Helgen, K., Singandan, R, Allison, A. & Aplin, K.|
This species is listed as Endangered as it found only at high elevations on Seram island and it has a small extent of occurrence less than 1,700 km2. Known from less than five locations and the habitat is under threat from logging and the species is affected by competition with Rattus rattus.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the island of Seram, in the Moluccan Islands of Indonesia. It is known only from two localities on Mount Mansuela.|
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|Population:||It is known only from three specimens (Natural History Museum London) and an additional example in the Western Australia Museum (Helgen 2003). The species is not believed to be common.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is little information available for this species. It has only been recorded from undisturbed primary tropical moist forest at altitudes from 1,500 to 1,800 m asl.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||Use and trade informations are unknown.|
|Major Threat(s):||Even if logging does not represent a threat at high altitudes, however, ongoing habitat degradation at lower altitudes will affect the quality of higher altitude habitat. Competition with the introduced Rattus rattus is believed to be a threat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from the Manusela National Park. Further studies into the distribution, natural history and threats to this species are needed.|
Flannery, T.F. 1995. Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Australian Museum/Reed Books, Chatswood.
Helgen, K.M. 2003. A review of the rodent fauna of Seram, Moluccas, with the description of a new subspecies of mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rufescens paveli. Journal of Zoology (London) 261: 165-172.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
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:||Dickman, C. & Wright, D. 2016. Nesoromys ceramicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20757A22447920.Downloaded on 21 June 2018.|
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