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Mus neavei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Mus neavei
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Neave's Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Records of this species are often confused with M. minutoides, and it was also treated previously as a subspecies of M. sorella. It is now recognized to be clearly distinct.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The distribution of this African species is uncertain, largely because of confusion with Mus minutoides. It is present in southeastern Zambia and Limpopo Province in South Africa, and might be present in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Zimbabwe, western Mozambique and southern Tanzania although records from these locations require further investigation. The altitudinal range of this species is not known.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this species is unclear, in part because it is often confused with Mus minutoides.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is believed to occur in savanna habitat, and has been recorded from rocky montane grassland in Limpopo Province (Newberry and Bronner 2002). Little additional details are available on the natural history of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known. It is possible that it could be a widespread species with few or no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is possible that there are protected areas within the range of this species, but until the distribution is better documented this cannot be confirmed. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Monadjem, A. 2008. Mus neavei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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