Graphiurus platyops 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Graphiurus platyops Thomas, 1897
Common Name(s):
English Rock Dormouse
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Gliridae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-08
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Grubb, P.
Listed as Least Concern as the species is widespread, and thought to be not uncommon. There is no information on population numbers, and nothing is known of any threats, but based on the knowledge available there seems no reason to believe that the population has declined or that the species is threatened.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This African species has been recorded from Zambia, southern Malawi, much of Zimbabwe, central Mozambique, eastern Botswana, northeastern South Africa and the highveld of Swaziland.
Countries occurrence:
Botswana; Mozambique; South Africa; Swaziland; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Based on collections, the species is probably not uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:They generally occur in rocky terrain, and live in rock crevices and in piles of boulders. In parts of their distributional range, they live in trees (Ansell 1960, Smithers and Lobao-Tello 1976). Occasionally they are found in buildings.
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are unlikely to be any major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from several protected areas. Additional studies and surveys are needed to better determine the taxonomy, distribution, natural history and possible threats to this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Graphiurus platyops (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9491A115093934. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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