Dasymys nudipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-26
Assessor(s): Taylor, P. & Kennerley, R.
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 is found in the central highlands of Angola (Monadjem et al. 2015).
Countries occurrence:
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.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, there has been loss of grassland to agriculture expansion in Angola (Cabral et al. 2010; Schneibel et al. 2016).

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. & Kennerley, R. 2017. Dasymys nudipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T6271A22436918. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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