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Mastomys natalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Mastomys natalensis
Species Authority: (Smith, 1834)
Common Name(s):
English Natal Mastomys, Natal Multimammate Mouse
Synonym(s):
Mastomys hildebrandtii (Peters, 1878)
Myomys fumatus (Peters, 1878)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L., Lavrenchenko, L., Corti, M., Coetzee, N. & Abdel-Rahman, E.H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, is tolerant of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread in subsaharan Africa, except for the southwestern portion of continent. It has a very wide elevational range.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is an extremely common, commensal species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In Central Africa it is very commensal, only occurring in areas where there are people. It tends to follow roads and is transported around Africa accidentally by vehicles.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L., Lavrenchenko, L., Corti, M., Coetzee, N. & Abdel-Rahman, E.H. 2008. Mastomys natalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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