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Dendromus mesomelas

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA NESOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Dendromus mesomelas
Species Authority: (Brants, 1827)
Common Name(s):
English Brant's Climbing Mouse
Synonym(s):
Dendromus nyasae Thomas, 1916
Taxonomic Notes: This is a species complex that is currently in the process of being resolved. This species will most likely be defined as being the distribution occurring south of the Zambezi river. Populations north will be described as Dendromus nyasae (P.J. Taylor pers. comm.).

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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from coastal South Africa and from disjunct populations in Tanzania, Botswana and Mozambique. The populations are separated by areas of unsuitable habitat. It occurs from sea level in the southern part of its range, to montane areas in the north.
Countries:
Native:
Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: In the southern part of its range it is reported to be very common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species has been recorded in forest/grassland mosaic habitats in the southern parts of its range. In northern areas it is more restricted to grassland habitat. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): While there are no major threats to this species, grassland fires may represent a potential threat to a number of populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Coetzee, N. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Dendromus mesomelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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