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Abrothrix illuteus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Abrothrix illuteus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1925
Common Name/s:
English Gray Akodont, Gray Grass Mouse
Synonym/s:
Akodon illuteus (Thomas, 1925)
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in Akodon (B. Patterson pers. comm.)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Jayat, J., Pardinas, U. & Ojeda, R.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because, although it is relatively abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², and the extent and quality of its habitat are declining due to cattle ranching and human induced fires. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B1.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwestern Argentina, in Tucumán and Catamarca Provinces (Díaz 1999; Mares et al. 1997).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population and/or abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Species occurs in humid, montane pine forests of Podocarpus parlatorei (Capllonch et al. 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Intentional fires and cattle activities affect the survival of the species (comm. Pers. Jayat, J.P)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species is included in at least one national park and one reserve.
Citation: Jayat, J., Pardinas, U. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Abrothrix illuteus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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