Graphiurus surdus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Graphiurus surdus
Species Authority: Dollman, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Silent Dormouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
2004 Data Deficient
2002 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Central African species has been recorded from southern Cameroon (south of the Sanaga River), Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), and Gabon (Belinga 1.09 N; 13.12 E). There are also two records from central Democratic Republic of Congo (Inkongo 4.55 S; 23.15 E; Masako 0.36 N; 25.13 E). Additional survey work will probably reveal the distribution of this species to be more continuous.
Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from around 20 museum specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with lowland tropical moist forest. Few additional details are available concerning the species natural history.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. It is not known if the species can persist in modified or degraded habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is possibly present in several protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Schlitter, D. 2008. Graphiurus surdus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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