Malacomys cansdalei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Malacomys cansdalei
Species Authority: Ansell, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Cansdale's Swamp Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Boitani, L.
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 species is found in Liberia (possibly), Côte D'Ivoire and southern Ghana.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon but regularly found.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in primary tropical evergreen rainforest, where it prefers damper places such as valley bottoms, moist lower slopes, stream banks and areas of wet mud. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not well known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species. Populations of this species should be monitored to record changes in abundance and distribution.

Citation: Boitani, L. 2008. Malacomys cansdalei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12702A3374153. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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