Stenocephalemys albipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Stenocephalemys albipes
Species Authority: (Rüppell, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Ethiopian White-footed Mouse, White-footed Stenocephalemys
Myomys albipes (Rüppell, 1842)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L.
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 it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the Ethiopian highlands, where it is found on both sides of the Rift Valley from 800 to 3,300 m asl. A disjunct subpopulation exists on the border with Eritrea
Eritrea; Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common, widespread commensal species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits montane forests, scrubland, and adjacent agricultural lands on the Ethiopian Plateau.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from several protected areas in Ethiopia

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. 2008. Stenocephalemys albipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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