Mylomys rex


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mylomys rex
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Ethiopian Mylomys
Taxonomic Notes: It remains somewhat uncertain as to whether Mylomys rex represents a valid species. See Musser and Carleton (2005) for a detailed summary of the difficulties surrounding this taxon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient since the species was described on the basis of only one skin (no skull), and has not been found again in spite of intensive trapping.
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known species has only been collected from the type locality of Kaffa in central Ethiopia.
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from a single skin.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is nothing known about the habitat and ecology of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed to determine the validity and distribution of this taxon.

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. 2008. Mylomys rex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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