Acomys ignitus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Acomys ignitus
Species Authority: Dollman, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Fiery Spiny Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: It is fairly widespread and common, especially in gravel plain areas (former Brachystegia Woodland).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Tsavo National Park and Amboseli, both in Kenya.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Dieterlen, F. 2008. Acomys ignitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T266A13050968. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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