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Hybomys lunaris

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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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Vulnerable

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:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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