Fukomys ochraceocinereus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Bathyergidae

Scientific Name: Fukomys ochraceocinereus
Species Authority: (Heuglin, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Ochre Mole Rat
Cryptomys ochraceocinereus (Heuglin, 1864)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Maree, S. & Faulkes, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, has a presumed large overall 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 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It has been recorded from the southern Sudan (most easterly to 100 km east of Nile), northern Uganda, northern Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. The locality records are widely distributed. Records of the species from eastern Nigeria (Woods 2005) are probably explained by the previous synonymy with Cryptomys foxi. The species may occur in eastern and central Cameroon, however, this requires confirmation. It is presumed to have a wide altitudinal range.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; South Sudan; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this widespread, yet localised, species is not known. A comment in Setzer (1956) notes that the species is "plentiful in mountain meadows".
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a subterranean species of wooded savanna and agricultural land. Very little is known about the natural history of this social animal.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Iit is considered likely to occur in protected areas such as Garamba National Park in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Citation: Maree, S. & Faulkes, C. 2008. Fukomys ochraceocinereus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5757A11659251. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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