|Scientific Name:||Neomicroxus bogotensis|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1895|
Akodon bogotensis Thomas, 1895
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Alvarado-Serrano, D.F. and D'ElÍa, G. 2013. A new genus for the Andean mice Akodon latebricola and A. bogotensis (Rodentia:Sigmodontinae). Journal of Mammalogy 94: 995-1015.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Gómez-Laverde, M. & Rivas, 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 because of its wide distribution, presumed large population; occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in the Andes of northwest Venezuela, east and central Colombia (Musser and Carleton, 2005); it also occurs in south Colombia to Huila Department (Gómez-Laverde, com. pers.). It has an elevational range of 2,600 to 3,900 m (Soriano et al., 1998).|
Native:Colombia; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||This species is common in some parts of its range and rare in others (M. Gómez-Laverde and B. Rivas pers. comm.).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a nocturnal, terrestrial and solitary species. It feeds on insects, other invertebrates, seeds and vegetation. It is present in open grassland, Polylepis forest, and Paramo/Espeletia areas, at high elevations, as well as disturbed and cultivated areas (Linares, 1998).|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats are paramo and cloud forest destruction.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in several protected areas including Chingaza National Park in Colombia, Sierra Nevada in Venezuela.|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Linares, O.J. 1998. Mamíferos de Venezuela. Sociedad Conservacionista Audubon de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
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.
Soriano, P.J., De Pascual, A.D., Ochoa, J. and Aguilera, M. 1999. Biogeographic analysis of the mammal communities in the Venezuelan Andes. Interciencia 24(1): 17-25.
|Citation:||Gómez-Laverde, M. & Rivas, B. 2008. Neomicroxus bogotensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T727A13070868.Downloaded on 25 July 2016.|