Abrothrix longipilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abrothrix longipilis
Species Authority: (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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G. & 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, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

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.
Argentina; Chile
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Population [top]

Population: Is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

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.

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. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

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.

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.

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: Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G. & Patterson, B. 2008. Abrothrix longipilis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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