Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Abrothrix markhami
Species Authority: (Pine, 1973)
Common Name(s):
English Markham's Grass Mouse, Wellington Akodont
Akodon markhami Pine, 1973
Taxonomic Notes: Considered a species of the subgenus Akodon by its describer (also Muñoz Pedreros, 2000); referred to Abrothrix by Smith and Patton (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patterson, B. & D'Elia, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on Isla Wellington in southern Chile (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Forests in Chilean Patagonia.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The whole species occurs in a protected area.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability: Suitable  

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]

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

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.

Citation: Patterson, B. & D'Elia, G. 2008. Abrothrix markhami. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T745A13073517. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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