|Scientific Name:||Acomys wilsoni|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1892|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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 is found in southern Sudan, southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, northeastern Uganda, most of Kenya, and south to east central Tanzania. It occurs below 1,000 m asl.|
Native:Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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|Population:||It is very common in the Rift Valley.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in rocky habitats on sparsely vegetated gravel plains. It commonly occurs in dense Sanseviera patches, and in holes on termite mounds. It is an insectivorous species. This is the smallest of all the spiny mice. 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:||This species is found throughout Tsavo, Amboseli (rocky areas only), Samburu (all in Kenya) plus many other protected areas.|
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|Citation:||Schlitter, D. 2008. Acomys wilsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 February 2015.|