|Scientific Name:||Orthogeomys grandis|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1893)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Vázquez, E., Emmons, L. & McCarthy, T.|
|Reviewer/s:||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs from Honduras north to Jalisco, Mexico (Patton 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,700 m (Reid 1997).|
Native:El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico
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|Population:||This species is locally common (Reid 1997).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent is poorly known. It occurs in forested and agricultural areas (Reid 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species. Members of this genus, however, are often considered agricultural pests and farmers' attempts to eradicate them include trapping and poisoning. Additionally, agricultural herbicides and pesticides may adversely affect the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures specific to this species. However, there are several protected areas within its range.|
Patton, J. L. 2005. Family Geomyidae. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 859-871. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
Reid, F. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
|Citation:||Vázquez, E., Emmons, L. & McCarthy, T. 2008. Orthogeomys grandis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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