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Aethomys granti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Aethomys granti
Species Authority: (Wroughton, 1908)
Common Name(s):
English Grant's Rock Mouse, Grant's Rock Rat
Synonym(s):
Micaelamys granti (Wroughton, 1908)
Taxonomic Notes: Included in Aethomys by Happold (in press).

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to karoo areas in south central South Africa. It occurs over a wide area.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, Northern Cape Province, Western Cape)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in shrubland and rocky areas on mountain slopes. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species habitat does not appear to be fragmented and there are no known threats.

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 granti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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