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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from upper elevations in the Cordilleras Tilarán, Central, and Talamanca, Costa Rica, to the Chiriquí region, western Panamá (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs from 1,300 to 3,350 m (Timm et al. 1989).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This mouse can be found in highland and montane forest, forest edge, and clearings. Its biology is poorly known. It is mainly terrestrial but is sometimes caught on logs or low branches. It may be found among patches of bamboo near creeks (Reid 1997).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Reithrodontomys creper

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 47
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Timm, R. & Reid, F.

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

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Justification
Although its extent of occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, this species is listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is locally common (Reid 1997).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
None known.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Located in protected areas in Costa Rica, including Volcán Irazu.
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Wikipedia

Chiriqui harvest mouse

The Chiriqui Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys creper) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

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