Abrothrix longipilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Abrothrix longipilis (Waterhouse, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Long-haired Akodont, Long-haired Grass Mouse
Akodon longipilis (Waterhouse, 1837)
Taxonomic Notes: Pearson (1984) assigned Chelemys angustus to synonymy under A. longipilis; other synonyms follow Osgood (1943) and Reig (1987).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): D'elia, G., Pardinas, U. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in central to southern Chile and Argentina (Musser and Carleton 2005). Teta et al. (2002) give easternmost records in Río Negro and Chubut Provinces of Patagonian Argentina.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Chile
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is omnivorous and inhabits a range of habitats from dense forest to bushy steppe and marsh (Guthmann et al. 1997). Typically occurs in Andean forests and western Patagonia piedmont (Jayat et al. 2006).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is included in several protected areas in Chile and Argentina.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
3. Shrubland -> 3.4. Shrubland - Temperate
3. Shrubland -> 3.7. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude
4. Grassland -> 4.4. Grassland - Temperate
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.4. Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

Guthmann, N., Lozada, M. Monheau, J. A. and Heinemann, K. M. 1997. Population dynamics of five sigmodontine rodents of northwestern Patagonia. Acta Theriologica 42(2): 143-152.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).

Jayat, J.P., Ortiz, P.E., Teta, P., Pardinas, U.F.J. and Delia, G. 2006. Nuevas Localidades Argentinas Para Algunos Roedores Sigmodontinos (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mastozoología Neotropical 31: 51-67.

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.

Osgood, W.H. 1943. The mammals of Chile. Field Museum of Natural History, Zoological Series 30: 1-268.

Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.

Pearson, O. P. 1984. Taxonomy and natural history of some fossorial rodents for Patagonia, southern Argentina. Journal of Zoology (London) 202: 225-237.

Reig, O.A. 1987. An assessment of the systematics and evolution of the Akodontini, with the description of new fossil species of Akodon (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). In: B.D. Patterson & R.M. Timm (ed.), Studies in neotropical mammalogy: essays in honor of Philip Hershkovitz, pp. 346-399.

Teta, P., Andrade, A. and Pardinas U. F. J. 2002. Distribucion, Historia Natural y Conservacion De Mam¡feros Neotropicales. Mastozoología Neotropical 9(1): 79-84.

Citation: D'elia, G., Pardinas, U. & Patterson, B. 2016. Abrothrix longipilis. In: (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T743A115048280. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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