Hybomys lunaris 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Hybomys lunaris
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Moon Striped Mouse, Ruwenzori Hybomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): van der Straeten, E. & Kerbis Peterhans, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it has a very restricted range and is confined to a small elevational range on the Ruwenzori Mountains. Should the protected status of the area not be enforced and deforestation allowed to occur, this species would very rapidly become Critically Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has only been recorded from the Ruwenzori Mountains in western Uganda and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has been recorded at elevations between 1,830 m and 2,440 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1830
Upper elevation limit (metres):2440
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a diurnal species found in tropical montane forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is only known from a very restricted area which is currently not under any major threat. Deforestation is a potential future threat should protection of the area be changed or not enforced.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Ruwenzori National Park. There is a need to monitor populations of this species and to record any potential changes in habitat loss.

Citation: van der Straeten, E. & Kerbis Peterhans, J. 2008. Hybomys lunaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10280A3190286. . Downloaded on 03 December 2016.
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