Zelotomys woosnami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Zelotomys woosnami (Schwann, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Woosnam's Broad-headed Mouse, Woosnam's Zelotomys, Woosnam’s Zelotomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-18
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Coetzee, N. & Van der Straeten , E.
Listed as Least Concern because, although this species occurs in low numbers, it has a fairly wide distribution across a region where there are no major threats. The area is only used for low density grazing.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a southern African endemic ranging from northern South Africa (Northern Cape Province and North-West Province) through northern and western Botswana (Smithers 1971) to eastern and northern Namibia (Skinner and Smithers 1990; Skinner and Chimimba 2005) and into southern Angola (Neels Coetzee pers. comm., and see Crawford-Cabral 1998). It has an altitudinal range of 800 to 1,200 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species always occurs in low numbers.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in dry savanna on Kalahari sands. This species has very specific micro-habitat requirements, it occurs along river beds and around pans frequently associated with Acacias and lime-clay silty soils. It is an omnivorous species.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (South Africa), Khadoum National Park (Namibia) and in other protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Zelotomys woosnami (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T23196A115167960. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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