Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The range of this species covers at least all of northern coastal Angola, including the Cabinda enclave, and the adjacent Escarpment Zone, extending southwards to the vicinity of Lobito (Hanha Estate). It is also known to occur east of latitude 17°E, in the Cassange lowland. This species is probably distributed throughout northwestern Angola as it is largely associated with savannas interspersed with forest.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits savannas, and also savanna interspersed with forest. 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
Boitani, L.

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, presumed 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
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Bocage's rock rat

Bocage's rock rat (Aethomys bocagei) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boitani, L. (2008). Aethomys bocagei. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 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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