Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Thamnomys schoutedeni
Species Authority: Hatt, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Schouteden's Thicket Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dieterlen. F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has only been recorded from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it has been found at Medje (800 m asl in the Ituri Forest) and at Irangi (at 800 to 1,450 m asl).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Lower elevation limit (metres): 800
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1450
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Population [top]

Population: It is extremely rare, and is known only from a few specimens. Very little is known about this species but it is assumed that its biology is similar to that of other species in the genus.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded from primary rainforest, secondary forest and submontane forest (at Irangi).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, primary forests within the range of the species are under threat from logging operations and the conversion of land to agricultural and other uses.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this little known species. There is a need to conserve areas of suitable primary forest within the range of the species.

Citation: Dieterlen. F. 2008. Thamnomys schoutedeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T45078A10979781. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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