Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This poorly known species is known only from the type locality of Blangnanga Base Camp, in the Aceh foothills of Gunung Leuser, northern Sumatra, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005). It was collected at 1,097 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in lowland forest. 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
Lunde, D. & Aplin, K.

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 extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements, and there are continuing problems with its taxonomy. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.
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Population

Population
This species is known only from two specimens (Musser and Carleton 2005) and its population status is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are not known. But if this is found to be a lowland species, it is potentially seriously threatened by ongoing deforestation.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if it is present in any protected areas, however, it may be present in Gunung Leuser National Park. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, population abundance, ecology, and threats to this poorly known species.
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Wikipedia

Aceh rat

The Aceh rat (Rattus blangorum) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. The Aceh rat is listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List because only two specimens have ever been recorded, and little is known about the species.[1] The species was first regarded as its own species and then as a subspecies of the Malayan field rat (Rattus tiomanicus), but was once again considered distinct due to its small body size.[2]

The Aceh rat is native to Indonesia, known only in the type locality of Blangnanga Base Camp in the Aceh foothills of Gunung Leuser National Park at 1,097 m (3,599 ft).[1] It is believed that the Aceh rat prefers lowland forests.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Rattus blangorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1467. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 


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