Aethomys stannarius 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Aethomys stannarius
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1913)
Common Name(s):
English Tinfields Rock Rat, West African Aethomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Boitani, L., Taylor, P.J. & Agwanda, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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:
2004 Near Threatened (NT)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species of bush rat is generally found in northern Nigeria. There is one record from a locality in western Cameroon.
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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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: Boitani, L., Taylor, P.J. & Agwanda, B. 2008. Aethomys stannarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T575A13065140. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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