Dendroprionomys rousseloti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dendroprionomys rousseloti
Species Authority: Petter, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Velvet African Climbing Mouse, Velvet Climbing Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as this species is known only from a few specimens from the type locality. More information on extent of occurrence, population status and habitat requirements is needed before an assessment can be completed.
2004 Data Deficient
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, in the Zoological Garden of Brazzaville, in the Congo, at around 300 m asl. (Petter 1966).
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this species is not known, and only a few specimens have been collected. It is an extremely difficult species to trap.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has only been captured in a bamboo clump in the Zoological Gardens. The dentition of this species suggests that it could be insectivorous (Nowak 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in the Zoological gardens which are protected, but it must also occur elsewhere. Further research to establish the species' range, population status and habitat requirements is urgently needed.

Citation: Schlitter, D. 2008. Dendroprionomys rousseloti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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