Deomys ferrugineus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Deomys ferrugineus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1888
Common Name(s):
English Congo Forest Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D. & Kerbis Peterhans, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it has a very wide distribution including several protected areas, it is locally common in appropriate habitat, and the population is not believed to be in decline at present.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species largely occurs in the Congo Basin of Central Africa. It ranges from Cameroon east through the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni and Bioko), Central African Republic, to Rwanda and Uganda. It occurs from sea level up to 1,600 m asl.
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko); Gabon; Rwanda; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common in appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in lowland swampy and riverine habitats, and forages in streams in lowland and montane tropical forest. The diet consists on insects and other invertebrates, and occasionally vegetable matter (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Kerbis Peterhans, J. 2008. Deomys ferrugineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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