Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is widespread in the mountains of central and western New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia). It has been recorded between 2,200 and 4,100 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from montane moss forest and alpine habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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
Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Wright, D., Lunde, D. & Aplin, K.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Population

Population
This is an extremely abundant species above 2,000 m asl.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are a number of protected areas within its range (e.g., Lorentz National Park). Further taxonomic study is needed (see Taxonomic Notes).
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Wikipedia

Western New Guinea mountain rat

The western New Guinea mountain rat (Rattus arrogans) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Wright, D., Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Rattus arrogans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  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. 1466. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 


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