Posts by mikehudson

6. Roig’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys roigi)

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Red List status: CR Population trend: Decreasing Endemic to: Argentina Major threats: A naturally restricted range and continual decline and degradation of habitat

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7. Poncelet’s Giant Rat (Solomys ponceleti)

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Red List status: CR Population trend: Decreasing Found: Solomon Islands (Choiseul), Papua New Guinea (Bougainville) Major threats: Hunting on both islands and Logging, especially selective logging of trees used for nesting

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8. Nelson’s woodrat (Neotoma nelsoni)

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Red List status: CR Population trend: Decreasing Endemic to: Mexico Major threats: Extensive conversion of habitat to agriculture

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9. Okinawa Spiny Rat (Tokudaia muenninki)

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Red List status: CR Population trend: Decreasing Endemic to: Japan (Okinawa Island) Major threats: Predation by invasive species such as feral cats, mongooses and black rats as well as deforestation through government programs

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10. Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat (Hypogeomys antimena)

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10. Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat (Hypogeomys antimena)

Red List status: EN Population trend: Unknown Endemic to: Madagascar Major threats: Habitat loss due to climatic changes and human encroachment; poaching; feral cats and dogs

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