Mus tenellus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Mus tenellus (Thomas, 1903)
Common Name(s):
English Delicate Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-13
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L. & Schlitter, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern because, it is a widespread species in East Africa, with an increasing number of records, and it is locally common with no known major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from southern Sudan, much of Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and southwards through Kenya to central Tanzania (Dodoma), including the lower flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro (Musser and Carleton 2005). The distributional limits are unresolved, and it s possibly also present in Eritrea. The species is found at elevations below 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in areas of dry savanna. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. & Schlitter, D. 2016. Mus tenellus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13986A115119164. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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