|Scientific Name:||Acomys ignitus|
|Species Authority:||Dollman, 1910|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Schlitter, D. & Dieterlen, F.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is found from northeastern Tanzania (Usambara Mountains), and southern Kenya. It is found at lower altitudes (below 700 to 1,000 m asl).|
Native:Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||It is fairly widespread and common, especially in gravel plain areas (former Brachystegia Woodland).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in rocky habitats in dry savannas. This is an insectivorous species. It is not known if the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from Tsavo National Park and Amboseli, both in Kenya.|
Bates, P. J. J. 1994. The distribution of Acomys (Rodentia: Muridae) in Africa and Asia. Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 199-214.
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. & Dieterlen, F. 2008. Acomys ignitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 February 2015.|
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