Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in south-central Nayarit and northwest Jalisco, México (Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Reithrodontomys hirsutus
Catalog Number: USNM 88057
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): E. Nelson & E. Goldman
Year Collected: 1897
Locality: San Sebastian, Jalisco, Mexico, North America
Elevation (m): 914
  • Type: Merriam, C. H. 1901 Nov 29. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 3: 554.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is poorly known. The native vegetation in this area is desert scrub.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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Population

Population
This species is not very common.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
This species has a restricted range. Its extent of occurrence is estimated to be less than 10,000 km2. There is extensive loss of native vegetation in this area due to the expanding cultivation of blue agave in monoculture.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures for this species.
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Wikipedia

Hairy harvest mouse

The Hairy Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys hirsutus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Mexico.

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