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Graphiurus lorraineus 

Scope:Global
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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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 2004 – Least Concern (LC)
  • 1996 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

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 occurrence:
Native:
Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
Additional data:
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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).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2008: e.T9484A12993223. . Downloaded on 29 July 2016.
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