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Graphiurus lorraineus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA GLIRIDAE

Scientific Name: Graphiurus lorraineus
Species Authority: Dollman, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Lorrain Dormouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D. & Grubb, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it probably occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This is a widely distributed species, ranging from Sierra Leone in West Africa, possibly to Uganda in the east. It ranges throughout much of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reaching extreme northwestern Zambia in the south.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: In Sierra Leone, apparently common and widespread in the forest area, and quite frequently lives and nests in buildings and houses (Grubb et al. 1998).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a largely a lowland forest species, but may also be found in in savanna. Jeffrey (1973) noted it was present in most habitats, though not in high forest, including houses and disused buildings. Often found in oil palms in Sierra Leone (Grubb et al. 1998). Tree-dwelling, spends much time on the ground (Rosevear, 1969).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is probably present in several protected areas.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Grubb, P. 2008. Graphiurus lorraineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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