Graphiurus johnstoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Graphiurus johnstoni
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1898)
Graphiurus kelleni ssp. johnstoni (Thomas, 1898)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Schlitter, D.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species appears to be limited to southern Malawi (Ansell and Dowsett 1988; Holden 2005). The range limits are not well known.
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information available on the abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is generally associated with savannah woodland (Ansell and Dowsett 1988).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known. Between 1984 and 2013 in the Likangala River catchment, woodlands have declined by 88.5%, shrublands have declined by 16.7%, agricultural areas have increased by 44.3% and urban areas increased by 143% (Pullanikkatil et al. 2016).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is possible that the species is present in some protected areas. It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Graphiurus johnstoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44928A22221197. . Downloaded on 30 March 2017.
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