Apomys sacobianus Johnson, 1962

Long-nosed Luzon apomys, Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1956

Rediscovered in 2013 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Luzon, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Johnson, D. H. (1962). Two new murine rodents.Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 75: 317-319.


Other references:

Heaney, L. 2008. Apomys sacobianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T1916A8846339. Downloaded on 22 November 2016.

Heaney, L.R., Balete, D.S., Dollar, M.L., Alcala, A.C., Dans, A.T.L., Gonzales, P.C., Ingle, N.R., Lepiten, M.V., Oliver, W.L.R., Ong, P.S., Rickart, E.A., Tabaranza Jr., B.R. and Utzurrum, R.C.B. 1998. A synopsis of the mammalian fauna of the Philippine Islands. Fieldiana: Zoology (New Series) 88: 1–61.

Lawrence R. Heaney, Danilo S. Balete, Maria Josefa Veluz, Scott J. Steppan, Jacob A. Esselstyn, Andrew W. Pfeiffer, and Eric A. Rickart. (2014). Two new species of Philippine forest mice (Apomys, Muridae, Rodentia) from Lubang and Luzon Islands, with a redescription of Apomys sacobianus Johnson, 1962. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(4): 395-413.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Rickart, Eric A. et al. (2021). Mammals of Mt. Pinatubo, Luzon Island, Philippines: Extreme Resilience Following Catastrophic Disturbance. Philippine Journal of Science 150(S1): 121-133.

Stewart, Claire L., Watson, James E. M., Bland, Lucie M. and Tulloch, Ayesha I. T. (2021). Determining ranges of poorly known mammals as a tool for global conservation assessment. Biological Conservation 260: 109188.


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