Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is widely distributed in West Africa, Central Africa and western parts of East Africa. It occurs from Liberia eastward through Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana (Grubb et al. 1998), and Togo to southern Nigeria, then south through Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon to northern Angola (Crawford-Cabral 1998); also found on Bioko. It is also found in most of the eastern Congo Basin in southern Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as forest patches in western Uganda (Delany 1975). The full geographic limits are unresolved.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in both moist, and semi-dry, montane and lowland rainforest. It is not known if the species can persist in modified or degraded 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
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, 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 appears to be a common species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats as a whole to this widespread species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place; it is presumed that the species is present in a number of protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Eastern rainforest grammomys

The eastern rainforest grammomys (Grammomys kuru), also known as the eastern rainforest thicket rat, is a species of rodent from the family Muridae.

The eastern rainforest grammomys is distributed in the Congo Basin in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the forest patches of western Uganda, and possibly the Republic of Congo.[2] The species is found in moist and semi-dry montane and lowland rainforest.[1]

The eastern rainforest grammomys is listed as a Least Concern species by the IUCN Red List due to its being presumed a common species.[1] There are no apparent major threats to the species as a whole and there are no conservation measures in place; it is assumed that the eastern rainforest grammomys is present in various protected areas.[1] It is unknown, however, if the species can persist in a modified or degraded habitat.[1]

The eastern rainforest grammomys is considered by some to be a synonym of the shining thicket rat,[1] but the eastern rainforest grammomys has a shorter skull and smaller molar rows.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Dieterlen, F. (2008). "Grammomys kuru". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. p. 1325. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 


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Shining thicket rat

The Shining Thicket Rat (Grammomys poensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. The species is more commonly referred to as G. rutilans, but Musser and Carleton (2005) noted that Mus rutilans Peters, 1876 is a junior homonym of Mus rutilans Olfers, 1818, which refers to the South American Oxymycterus rutilans.

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