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Mylomys rex

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
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 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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