Acomys seurati


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acomys seurati
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Seurat's Spiny Mouse, Seurat’s Spiny Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Sometimes considered to be a synonym of A. cahirinus, but recognized as an independent species by Musser and Carleton (2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern since, although A. seurati has a relatively small distribution compared to the other species of Acomys, it is common and there are no major threats.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from southern Algeria. It occurs at elevations of between 1,000 and 2,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An insectivorous species, found in rocky habitats at the base of jebels.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. There is no mining activities in the area, and the habitat is only used by pastoralists.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from the Tassili N'Ajjer National Park.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Citation: Schlitter, D. 2008. Acomys seurati. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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