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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it is confined to a few localities in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca (Goodwin 1969; Ceballos and Oliva 2005). The type locality is Zanatepec (Patton 2005). Ceballos and Oliva (2005) state it is found from sea level to 30 m asl, but Goodwin (1969) states that the species is known from the "foothills", and when the collecting localities are mapped, they clearly include areas higher than 30 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Goodwin (1969) states that this species is known from arid tropical habitats, and the region where it has been recorded still contains some dry forests, although one of the collecting localities (Ingenio Santo Domingo) in the gazetteer to Goodwin (1969) is described as a sugar refinery surrounded by sugarcane fields, which makes it at least possible that this species is tolerant of some degree of disturbance. Nothing more is known about the natural history of this species (Ceballos and Oliva 2005).

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
Castro-Arellano, I. & Vzquez, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status, and ecological requirements. Field studies on the population status of this species and its tolerance to disturbance should be research priorities.

History
  • 1996
    Critically Endangered (CR)
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Population

Population
There is no current information about its population status; the most recent collecting record appears to be from the early 1960s, and it is unknown whether this species has even been looked for since that time.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats to this species are unknown. The range of this species has been, and continues to be, heavily modified. Deforestation for plantation agriculture and grazing by cattle are occurring and are possible threats, but nothing is known about this species' tolerance to habitat disturbance.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
More research is needed to determine its current status, distribution, and habitat requirements (specifically the degree to which this species tolerates disturbance). It is protected as a 'threatened species' under Mexican law.
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Wikipedia

Oaxacan pocket gopher

The Oaxacan pocket gopher (Orthogeomys cuniculus) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to Mexico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castro-Arellano, I. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Orthogeomys cuniculus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 7 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient
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