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Mastomys huberti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Mastomys huberti
Species Authority: (Wroughton, 1909)
Common Name(s):
English Hubert's Mastomys, Hubert’s Mastomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from southern coastal Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina-Faso and seemingly disjunctly in Nigeria (the type locality); the distribution limits are not well known. It is a lowland species.
Countries:
Native:
Burkina Faso; Gambia; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found on floodplains around ponds and along rivers (humid all year round), also in cultivated areas, irrigated fields and gardens. This species has additionally been found on the sandy Saloum Islands off the coast of Senegal. It has severe population fluctuations, with population explosions recorded from both Senegal and Mali (L. Granjon pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas (e.g., Niokolo Koba National Park, Senegal). No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2008. Mastomys huberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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