|Scientific Name:||Akodon aerosus|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1913|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Zeballos, H., Vivar, E. & Patterson, B.|
|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 number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in upper montane forests along east Andean slopes, 1,000 to 2,250 m (Patterson et al. in review), in Ecuador, Peru, and central Bolivia (Anderson, 1997; Patton and Smith, 1992).|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Ecuador; Peru
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This mouse is terrestrial, and mostly diurnal. It probably feeds on insects, seeds, and vegetation. It nests in burrows and travels in tunnels under leaf litter. It is found in evergreen forest, and in montane habitats, grassy areas, especially with tall grass, young second growth, gardens, and clearings.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in several protected areas.|
Anderson, S. 1997. Mammals of Bolivia: Taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 231: 1–652.
Patton, J. and Smith, M. 1992. Evolution and systematics of Akodontine rodents (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) of Peru, with emphasis on genus Akodon. Memoirs of the Museum of Natural History 21: 83-103.
|Citation:||Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Zeballos, H., Vivar, E. & Patterson, B. 2008. Akodon aerosus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 06 December 2013.|
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