Petromyscus barbouri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Petromyscus barbouri
Species Authority: Shortridge & Carter, 1938
Common Name(s):
English Barbour's Rock Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Coetzee, N. & Schlitter, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern although it has a relatively small distribution, most of the species' habitat is within protected areas, there are no major threats, and the population is not believed to be in decline at present.
2004 Least Concern
2003 Least Concern
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northwest South Africa. The species occurs from 100 to 700 m asl.
South Africa (Northern Cape Province)
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Population [top]

Population: It is not an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in rocky areas in succulent shrubland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The population is not considered to be facing any serious threats, it may possibly be threatened by nomadic livestock overgrazing in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes three protected areas.

Citation: Coetzee, N. & Schlitter, D. 2008. Petromyscus barbouri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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