Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Dasymys nudipes
Species Authority: (Peters, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Angolan Marsh Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Taylor, P.J. & Boitani, L.
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)
2000 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species appear to be distributed in two separate areas, in south central Angola and in southwestern Zambia, northern Botswana and Namibia.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Namibia; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance, and population size and trends, for this species are not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in moist grasslands and wetlands.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

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. Further studies are needed into the natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Taylor, P.J. & Boitani, L. 2008. Dasymys nudipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6271A12594188. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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