Paraxerus boehmi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Paraxerus boehmi
Species Authority: (Reichenow, 1886)
Common Name(s):
English Boehm's Bush Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Grubb, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This largely Central African species has been recorded from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, extreme southern Sudan, northwest Tanzania and northern Zambia. The distribution is between 5°N and 8°S extending on the right bank of the Zaire River between (from west to east) the Ubangi River and Nile River and western shores of Lake Victoria, and south to the Mweru-Wantipa flats. There is an extralimital record from Maryal Bai and Malek in southern Sudan, and they may well be contiguous with the specimens collected further south. This species might also occur in Central African Republic, although this needs to be confirmed.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Rwanda; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in suitable habitats.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is commonly found in the undergrowth and lower storey of tropical moist forest. Animals have been recorded from wooded savanna in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Rahm and Christiaensen 1963), and at the edge of plantations and along roadsides (Rahm 1966). It is arboreal and diurnal, with animals normally solitary but sometimes encountered in pairs or threes. Breeding seems to occur throughout the year, usually with a single young born.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Grubb, P. 2008. Paraxerus boehmi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16204A5539058. . Downloaded on 25 May 2016.
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