Graphiurus surdus 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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 2008: e.T9493A12995251. . Downloaded on 22 October 2016.
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