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Petromyscus barbouri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA NESOMYIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
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.
Countries:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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