Graphiurus monardi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Graphiurus monardi (St. Leger, 1936)
Common Name(s):
English Monard's Dormouse
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly a synonym of G. hueti, but considered distinct by Ellerman et al. (1953) and Holden (1993).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Schlitter, D.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This little-known species has been recorded from northeastern Angola, south Democratic Republic of Congo, and from northwestern Zambia (Holden 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:It is only known from a very few specimens and it appears to be rare (Holden 2013).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is generally associated with moist savanna habitats and all but one specimen were found in wetter Miombo woodland (Holden 2013). It is likely to be predominantly arboreal (Holden 2013).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.  rise in agricultural expansion and deforestation in angola (Schneibel 2016); forest loss in miombo woodlands (Mitchard 2013).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Graphiurus monardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9486A22221691. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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