Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Ochotona hoffmanni occurs in a restricted geographic range (Hoffmann and Smith 2005). It occupies the subalpine regions of the Hentiyn Nuruu ridge of the Bayan-Ulan range in Mongolia, as well as the Erman Mountain range of the Russian Federation (Formozov et al. 1996; Formozov and Baklushinskaya 1999). The total extent of occurrence is approximately 600 sq. km (Formozov pers. comm.)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The preferred habitat of Ochotona hoffmanni is rock and talus.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ochotona hoffmanni

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.

Reviewer/s
Boyer, A.F. & Johnston, C.H. (Lagomorph Red List Authority)

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Justification
Ochotona hoffmanni occupies a restricted distribution (Hoffmann and Smith 2005). The estimated extent of occurrence for O. hoffmanni is 600 sq. km (Formozov pers. comm.). It is also known from only two locations. Based on this information O. hoffmanni qualifies for listing as Endangered. Formozov who discovered and evaluated the species determined that O. hoffmanni met the IUCN Red List Criterion D2 (Formozov pers. comm.), but that no longer applies witht the Endnagered listing.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
There are no data regarding the current population status of this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is threatened by rising global temperatures. As a rock dwelling species, Ochotona hoffmanni is unable to disperse to more suitable habitat due to the intolerable ambient temperatures of connecting terrain.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures in place for Ochotona hoffmanni. There are very little data concerning the habitat, ecology, status of the population and its habitat. Research in these areas is recommended.
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Wikipedia

Hoffmann's pika

Ochotona alpina ssp. nova

Hoffmann's Pika (Ochotona hoffmanni) is a species of mammal in the Ochotonidae family. It is endemic to Mongolia. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.

Source[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). Ochotona hoffmanni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
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