Stenocephalemys albipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Stenocephalemys albipes (Rüppell, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Ethiopian White-footed Mouse, White-footed Stenocephalemys
Myomys albipes (Rüppell, 1842)
Taxonomic Notes: Was Myomys albipes. Transferred to Stenocephalemys.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-07
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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
Countries occurrence:
Eritrea; Ethiopia
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):3300
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common, widespread commensal species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species inhabits montane forests, scrubland, and adjacent agricultural lands on the Ethiopian Plateau.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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. 2017. Stenocephalemys albipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T45093A22429100. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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