Dendromus melanotis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Nesomyidae

Scientific Name: Dendromus melanotis
Species Authority: (Smith, 1834)
Common Name(s):
English Gray African Climbing Mouse, Gray Glimbing Mouse
Dendromus leucostomus Monard, 1933
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Happold (in press) by including Dendromus leucostomus within D. melanotis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Coetzee, N. & Monadjem, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as it is very widespread, it occurs in many protected areas, it has a presumed large population, and there are no known declines in the population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This wide ranging Subsaharan species occurs along the coast of southern South Africa, north through Swaziland, and up the coast of Mozambique through Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, central Angola, Zambia and the very southern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also has disjunct populations in Tanzania, the highlands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, Benin, and Liberia and Guinea. It occurs from sea level up to 2,000 m asl in southern Africa. In Ethiopia it is a high elevation species.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Guinea; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: Although the species is difficult to trap, it is not thought to be a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits grasslands and savanna. It has not been recorded from human habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas. This is a species complex that requires taxonomic resolution.

Citation: Coetzee, N. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Dendromus melanotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6443A12780871. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided