Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This poorly known species is known only from a few montane localities (Gunung Lehio, Gunung Kanino and Gunung Nokilalaki) in central Sulawesi, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005). It may range more widely in the central montane regions.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Taeromys hamatus
Catalog Number: USNM 218680
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): H. Raven
Year Collected: 1917
Locality: Goenoeng Lehio, Sungai Soepoi, Celebes, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, Asia
Elevation (m): 1829 to 2184
  • Type: Miller, G. S. & Hollister, N. 1921 Jun 30. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 34: 97.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This terrestrial species is found in primary montane tropical evergreen rainforest (Musser and Carleton 2005), from 1,280 to 2,287 m. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Musser, G. & Ruedas, L.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its distribution, status and ecological requirements. It may range more widely than is currently known.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
The abundance of this species is not known.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are not known. It may be threatened by deforestation if it occurs to the south of the known range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in Lore Lindu National Park. Further field surveys are needed to learn more about the habitat, ecology, distribution range and threats to this poorly known species.
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Wikipedia

Sulawesi montane rat

The Sulawesi Montane Rat (Taeromys hamatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia.

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