Neacomys tenuipes 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neacomys tenuipes
Species Authority: Thomas, 1900
Common Name(s):
English Narrow-footed Bristly Mouse
Spanish Ratón Espinoso De Thomas
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomic revision of this species is in progress. Localities of species in Peru are likely to be removed and assigned to a different species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ochoa, J., Rivas, B., Gómez-Laverde, M., Woodman, N. & Timm, R.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be in decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in west and north-central Colombia, north Venezuela (Musser and Carleton 2005), and north-west Ecuador (Tirira 1999, 2004). It occurs between 400 and 1,750 m (Voss et al. 2001).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1750
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare in some regions, but common in others. In Venezuela it is relatively uncommon (J. Ochoa pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in mature montane and pre-montane rainforest, but can sometimes be found in secondary forests (J. Ochoa pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas throughout its range.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
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.

Tirira, D. 1999. Mamiferos del Ecaudor. Museo de Zoologia, Centro de Biodiversidad y Ambiente, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecaudor and Sociedad para la Investigación y Monitoreo de la Biodiversidad Ecuatoriana, Quito, Ecuador.

Tirira, D.G. 2004. Nombres de los mamiferos del Ecuador. Nazca, Quito, Ecuador.

Voss, R. S., Lunde, D. P. and Simmons, N. B. 2001. The Mammals of Paracou, French Guiana: A Neotropical Lowland Rainforest Fauna Part 2. Nonvolant Species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 263: 1-236.

Citation: Ochoa, J., Rivas, B., Gómez-Laverde, M., Woodman, N. & Timm, R. 2008. Neacomys tenuipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T42649A10739978. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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