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Graphiurus rupicola

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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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

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:
Native:
Namibia; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: Fairly plentiful among rocky hills around Karibib (Shortridge 1934).
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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