Hylomyscus alleni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

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

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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