Mus callewaerti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mus callewaerti
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1925)
Common Name(s):
English Callewaert's Mouse
Leggada callewaerti (Thomas, 1925)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): van der Straeten, E.
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 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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from northeastern and central Angola (Crawford-Cabral 1998) and southern and western parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The precise extent of the species range is not known. It has been found at elevations of between 900 and 1,400 m asl.
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available on the habitat and ecology of this species. It is presumed to occur in savanna, and may possibly be found in forest habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species range may possibly coincide with the Luanda National Park in Angola.

Citation: van der Straeten, E. 2008. Mus callewaerti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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