Aethomys stannarius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Aethomys stannarius (Thomas, 1913)
Common Name(s):
English Tinfields Rock Rat, West African Aethomys, West African Veld Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Previously listed as a subspecies of A. hindei.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-26
Assessor(s): Taylor, P. & Agwanda, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Boitani, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Gerrie, R.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species of bush rat is found in northern Nigeria extending marginally into Cameroon (Monadjem et al. 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Bush rats generally inhabit areas of grassland, savanna, open scrub habitats, cultivated areas and forest edges. 


Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Taylor, P. & Agwanda, B. 2017. Aethomys stannarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T575A22458544. . Downloaded on 24 September 2017.
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