Overview

Distribution

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).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

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
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Schlitter, D. & Dieterlen, F.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
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.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
It is fairly widespread and common, especially in gravel plain areas (former Brachystegia Woodland).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Fiery spiny mouse

The fiery spiny mouse (Acomys ignitus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and rocky areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schlitter, D. & Dieterlen, F. (2008). Acomys ignitus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
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