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Saccostomus campestris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA NESOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Saccostomus campestris
Species Authority: Peters, 1846
Common Name(s):
English Pouched Mouse, Southern African Pouched Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: This is a complex of at least three species (M. Corti pers. comm., 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Corti, M., Griffin, M., Coetzee, N. & Chitaukali, W.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because this is a widespread species occurring in several protected, it is adaptable and its population is not believed to be in decline.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This widespread species occurs over most of southern Africa. This species ranges from southwestern Tanzania, through Angola (Crawford-Cabral 1998), Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. It occurs from 50 m up to around 2,000 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in savanna woodland, as well as various other habitats, but it is a species complex that most likely has component species dependent on specific habitats. In Malawi it is a grassland woodland species, but in Namibia it occurs in western arid areas and enters the Namib desert along riverbeds. It is found in disturbed areas such as rural gardens.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Corti, M., Griffin, M., Coetzee, N. & Chitaukali, W. 2008. Saccostomus campestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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