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Grammomys aridulus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Grammomys aridulus
Species Authority: Thomas & Hinton, 1923
Common Name(s):
English Arid Thicket Rat, Arid Woodland Grammomys

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dieterlen, F., 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 species probable small range, and continuing uncertainty as to its natural history, threats and conservation status.
History:
2004 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the upland location of Jebel Marra, a large inselberg in the savanna environment of western Sudan.
Countries:
Native:
Sudan
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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: It inhabits arid woodland in rocky areas of valleys on the western side of Jebel Marra. It is not known if the species is present in modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species. There may be a need to establish protected areas to conserve this species.

Citation: Dieterlen, F., Taylor, P.J. & Boitani, L. 2008. Grammomys aridulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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