Lophuromys luteogaster 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Lophuromys luteogaster Hatt, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-bellied Brush-furred Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-22
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Dieterlen, F.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is presumed to have a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only found in the lowland forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Medje, Irangi, Bafwasende, and Tungula) (Dieterlen 1987). The range limits are not known. It has been recorded from 700 to 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):700
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered to be a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in primary and secondary lowland forests, and also in cultivated areas. This species is insectivorous.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. It is found in many different habitat types, and presumably habitat degradation is unlikely to have a severe effect on this species.

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: Cassola, F. 2016. Lophuromys luteogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T12354A22407410. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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