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Aethomys stannarius

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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

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)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
History:
2004 Near Threatened

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:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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