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Dasymys nudipes

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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)
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
2000 Data Deficient
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

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:
Native:
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.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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