Abrothrix andinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Abrothrix andinus (Philippi, 1858)
Common Name(s):
English Andean Akodont, Andean Altiplano Mouse, Andean Grass Mouse
Chroeomys andinus (Philippi, 1858)
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in Muridae and evaluated in the1996 Red List as Chroeomys andinus. Generic synonyms include Akodon (Phillipi, 1858) and Chroeomys (Phillipi, 1858). Species synonyms include cinnamomea (Philippi, 1896); dolichonyx (Philippi, 1896); gossei (Thomas, 1920); jucundus (Thomas, 1913); and polius Osgood, 1944. A. a. dolichonyx has been suggested as a subspecies for Bolivian populations (Anderson 1997).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-07
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U. & D'elia, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is considered to be Least Concern in light of its large distribution in an area with low human population densities, its occurrence in numerous protected areas and presumed large populations.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from south central Peru, through western Bolivia, to northwestern Argentina and central Chile as far as 34°S (Muñoz Pedreros 2000). Usually found above 3,500 m asl in the Altiplano (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Chile; Peru
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:No data available about the population status.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in the southern and central Andes at high elevations.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a number of protected areas across its range.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Pardinas, U. & D'elia, G. 2016. Abrothrix andinus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4803A115070697. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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