Steatomys krebsii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Nesomyidae

Scientific Name: Steatomys krebsii
Species Authority: Peters, 1852
Common Name(s):
English Kreb's Fat Mouse
Steatomys leucorhynchus Hill & Carter, 1937
Taxonomic Notes: Steatomys krebsii represents a complex of several similar species. Further studies are needed to clarify the taxonomic status of populations currently allocated to this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A. & Schlitter, D.
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, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a disjunct distribution across southern Africa. It is known from coastal south-western South Africa, north-eastern South Africa, southwestern Angola, and from eastern Angola, western Zambia and northern Botswana.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: It is difficult to estimate the population abundance as the species appears to be "trap shy".
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits a wide variety of habitats. In the southern part of its range it occurs in Meditteranean type shrubby vegetation, in the middle it occurs in high altitude shrubland, then in the north it occurs in higher altitude grassland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The northern part of the range of the species includes a few protected areas.

Citation: Monadjem, A. & Schlitter, D. 2008. Steatomys krebsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20720A9219783. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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