Mylomys dybowskii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Mylomys dybowskii (Pousargues, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English African Groove-toothed Rat, Mill Rat
Mylomys lowei Hayman, 1936

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-09
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Dieterlen, F.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in Central Africa and East Africa with outlying populations in West Africa. It is a montane species occurring up to 2,300 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Although this species is usually considered to be a rare species, it has been found to be very abundant in some localities.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in the southern part of the Guinean Savanna Zone, especially in the rainforest-savanna mosaic. The species is associated with moist, tall grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs. This species has also been recorded from clear-cut areas at the edge of rainforest.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. It has been recorded from modified habitats, but further studies are needed on its persistence in these environments.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place and it is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas. Further research is needed into population numbers, range and potential conservation measures.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Mylomys dybowskii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T42670A115200162. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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