Graphiurus rupicola 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Graphiurus rupicola
Species Authority: (Thomas & Hinton, 1925)
Common Name(s):
English Stone 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. & Coetzee, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, 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 little-known species is largely distributed in Namibia and South Africa, in a narrow strip from Karibib and Mount Brukaros in Namibia south to Port Nolloth and Eenriet in South Africa. There is a single possible record from central Angola.
Countries occurrence:
Namibia; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: Fairly plentiful among rocky hills around Karibib (Shortridge 1934).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Shortridge (1934) refers to this species as a nocturnal rock dormouse, inhabiting mountainous and entirely treeless situations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in several protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species. The relationship of this species to G. angolensis requires investigation.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Coetzee, N. 2008. Graphiurus rupicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9492A12994992. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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