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Ammodillus imbellis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Ammodillus imbellis
Species Authority: (de Winton, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Ammodile

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L. & Schlitter, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status. The habitat is being severely degraded, however, the impact of this on the species is unclear with further field studies needed. It is also possible that the species ranges more widely than is known in this little surveyed region.
History:
2004 Data Deficient
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a few records in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia; Somalia
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Population [top]

Population: Historical records suggest that this species may be uncommon.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in open, dry short grassland and also in areas with scattered shrubs. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is threatened by severe overgrazing by domestic goats, sheep and cattle.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L. & Schlitter, D. 2008. Ammodillus imbellis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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