Mus oubanguii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Mus oubanguii F. Petter & Genest, 1970
Common Name(s):
English Oubangui Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-05
Assessor(s): Van der Straeten , E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Granjon, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only known from the type series of animals collected at three different localities. There is very little information about this species due to limited accessibility and recent political instability in the region.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has only been recorded north of the Oubangui River in the Central African Republic. It is known only from the type series of animals that were collected at three localities. This is a lowland species.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Although the abundance of this species is not known, it may be locally common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded in savanna habitat within tropical moist forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, in the Central African Republic is experiencing forest loss due to oil and mineral exports (Rudel 2013) and because of small-scale agriculture and fuel wood collection (Ernst et al. 2013).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within the range of this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Van der Straeten , E. 2016. Mus oubanguii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13975A115118310. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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