Graphiurus microtis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Graphiurus microtis
Species Authority: (Noack, 1887)
Common Name(s):
English Small-eared 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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it 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.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely distributed in Subsaharan Africa, from southern Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia, through East Africa and parts of eastern Central Africa, to Angola and northern South Africa. It has been recorded to 2,600 m asl.
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: This is probably a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is present in a range of savanna and woodland habitats. It is commonly found in as a commensal with people.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas, including Taita Hills and Mount Kenya National Park.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Grubb, P. 2008. Graphiurus microtis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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