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Mus haussa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Mus haussa
Species Authority: (Thomas & Hinton, 1920)
Common Name(s):
English Hausa 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. & Is-haquou Daouda, 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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from Senegal and southern Mauritania, through Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, southern Niger and Benin to northern Nigeria; the eastern range limits are not fully documented and the species may be found in northern Cameroon and Chad, although this needs to be confirmed. The distribution is known to be disjunct. It is a lowland species.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal
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Population [top]

Population: This is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in the 'Sudanian-Sahel Savanna Zone, and it is also a commensal species found in houses and stores.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a number of protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L. & Is-haquou Daouda, H. 2008. Mus haussa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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