Aethomys bocagei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Aethomys bocagei
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1904)
Common Name(s):
English Bocage's Rock Rat, Bocage’s Aethomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Boitani, 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The range of this species covers at least all of northern coastal Angola, including the Cabinda enclave, and the adjacent Escarpment Zone, extending southwards to the vicinity of Lobito (Hanha Estate). It is also known to occur east of latitude 17°E, in the Cassange lowland. This species is probably distributed throughout northwestern Angola as it is largely associated with savannas interspersed with forest.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits savannas, and also savanna interspersed with forest. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Boitani, L. 2008. Aethomys bocagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T568A13063639. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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