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Hylomyscus baeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylomyscus baeri
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac & Aellen, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Baer's Hylomyscus, Baer's Wood Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D., Decher, J. & Kerbis Peterhans, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, because it has an area of occupancy (as far as is known at present) of <500 km² (possibly even less than 10 km²) and is known only from four collections so far. The population is probably undergoing continuing decline due to deforestation for agriculture and local firewood collection. Further collections or range extensions could affect this assessment in future.
History:
2004 Endangered
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly-known West African species has been recorded from Côte d'Ivoire (one record), Ghana (two records) and a disjunct record from Sierra Leone. It is a lowland species occurring up to about 500 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from four collections despite intensive collection in these areas. It may be very scarce.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a tropical lowland forest species. This is a very distinctive species which would not be missed during collecting or in collections.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is probably a major threat to the species; one of the localities in Ghana (Kade) has suffered intense deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded in Bimpong Forest Reserve, Ghana. There is a need to survey for this species in suitable habitat within the Atewa Hills, Ghana.

Citation: Schlitter, D., Decher, J. & Kerbis Peterhans, J. 2008. Hylomyscus baeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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