Lemniscomys linulus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lemniscomys linulus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Senegal Lemniscomys, Senegal One-striped Grass Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L., van der Straeten, E. & Abdel-Rahman, E.H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, has a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Data Deficient
2002 Data Deficient
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern Côte d'Ivoire, a few sites in Mali and it is known from a single record in Senegal. The species is presumed to occur in Ghana and Guinea but no specimens have been recorded to date. In Mali it has been recorded from 500 to 700 m asl; it probably is present at higher elevations in Guinea.
Côte d'Ivoire; Mali; Senegal
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common in Côte d'Ivoire in suitable habitat, and is reported to be common in Mali.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in dry savanna in northern Côte d'Ivoire. The species is associated with the 'Sudan Savannah Zone'. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Comoe National Park in Côte d'Ivoire.

Citation: Granjon, L., van der Straeten, E. & Abdel-Rahman, E.H. 2008. Lemniscomys linulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 February 2015.
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