Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Peru. It is known only from the type locality on the east bank of Rio Ucayali, Requena Province, Department of Loreto (Solari 2007). The type locality of M. handleyi lies between the Ucayali and Yavari rivers.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens of M. handleyi were trapped in terrestrial habitats within both swampy and well-drained forests bordering primary and secondary forests, usually with some degree of selective logging and exploitation (Solari 2007).


Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Flores, D. & Solari, S.

Reviewer/s
Martin, G.M. & Chiozza, F.

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Near Threatened since although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion B1ab(iii), it is known only by few specimens and further research is needed to better understand the population status and the impact of habitat conversion.
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Population

Population
Probably occurs at low densities, although not rare (Solari 2007).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is probably threatened by selective logging and exploitation in its extremely reduced range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in one protected area (Solari 2007).
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