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 Rat, Grant's Rock Mouse, Grant’s Aethomys
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)
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)
2003 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to karoo areas in south central South Africa. It occurs over a wide area.
Countries occurrence:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, Northern Cape Province, Western Cape)
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T570A13064128. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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