|Scientific Name:||Acomys percivali|
|Species Authority:||Dollman, 1911|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D.|
|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, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species has been recorded from southern Sudan (east of the White Nile River), northeastern Uganda, southwestern Ethiopia and from Kenya. It occurs down the Rift Valley. This is a lowland species found below 1,000 m asl (it does not occur in the Immatong Mountains of Sudan).|
Native:Kenya; Somalia; South Sudan; Uganda
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|Population:||It is a common species, that has cyclic population fluctuations.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs on lava strewn rocky plains, in sparse to bare areas. 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. Much of its range is only occupied by pastoralists and there is a low human density.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is found in Samburu and Buffalo Springs in northern Kenya (the type locality), and Omo Reserve in Ethiopia.|
Bates, P. J. J. 1994. The distribution of Acomys (Rodentia: Muridae) in Africa and Asia. Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 199-214.
Delany, M. J. 1975. The Rodents of Uganda. Trustees British Museum (Natural History), London, UK.
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.
Setzer, H. W. 1956. Mammals of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 106: 447-587.
|Citation:||Dieterlen, F. & Schlitter, D. 2008. Acomys percivali. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|