Hylomyscus alleni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Hylomyscus alleni
Species Authority: (Waterhouse, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Allen's Hylomyscus, Allen's Wood Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D., van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This West African and Central African species has been recorded from Guinea (Mount Nimba) to Gabon and Cameroon, and from Cameroon, into Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The species is present in the Cabinda enclave of Angola. It is a lowland species occurring up to 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in moist to dry deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in many protected areas (e.g., Pic de Fon in Guinea).

Citation: Schlitter, D., van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J. 2008. Hylomyscus alleni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10594A3202312. . Downloaded on 29 May 2016.
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