Overview

Distribution

Range Description

There are two disjunct distribution areas for this species: one in Somalia and Ethiopia and a second in northern Tanzania. It is found below 1,000 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of dry savanna habitats. 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)

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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. Additional taxonomic studies might reveal this taxon to be comprised of more than one species in which case a review of the Red List assessment will be necessary.

History
  • 2004
    Data Deficient
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Population

Population
The abundance, population size and trends for this species are not known.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threats to this species are known.
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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. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy of this species.
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Wikipedia

Neumann's grass rat

Neumann's grass rat (Arvicanthis neumanni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and possibly Kenya. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

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