Mus setulosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Mus setulosus Peters, 1876
Common Name(s):
English Peter's Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern because, it has a very wide range, occurring right across the central part of Africa, no major threats known, and the population is presumed to be locally common.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species has been recorded from Guinea and Sierra Leone; eastwards through Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, possibly Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Haut-Zaïre), southern Sudan, west central and southern Ethiopia. There are unconfirmed records of this species from Senegal. The altitudinal range is not known, but it appears to be recorded regularly at high altitude (up to 1,750 m asl in Ethiopia, up to 2,300 m asl in Cameroon, up to 1,300 m in Liberia, Happold 2013).

Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Togo
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
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Population [top]

Population:In view of its wide range, this species is presumed to have a relatively large population.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with grassland clearings in high forest, or more open woodlands. It is not known if this species is commensal.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range includes a number of protected areas in which the species is believed to occur.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Mus setulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13980A22406874. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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