Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the highland areas of the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. It occurs from 450 m (Bonyoma) up to about 2,000 m asl (Refugium).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It has been collected at forest edges bordering farms. Little additional information is available on the natural history of this species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
van der Straeten, E. & Kerbis Peterhans, J.

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

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Justification
Listed as Endangered, because this species has a highly restricted range, the habitat has largely been destroyed through agricultural activities and there is continuing decline. There is a need for further survey work to determine if and where the species still survives, as it may have an even smaller extent of occurrence to qualify for Critically Endangered. If no traces are found it could possibly even be considered as Extinct.

History
  • 2004
    Endangered
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Population

Population
This species is known only from 36 animals collected in the early 1960s. There is no current information on population size or trends, but it is probably declining.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Much of the montane forest habitat of this species has been destroyed by logging, clearing for cocoa plantations, and other agricultural activities (crops and cattle).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are two protected areas on the island, but neither of these are effectively managed and it is not certain if the species occurs or ocurred in either of these.
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Wikipedia

Father Basilio's striped mouse

The Father Basilio's striped mouse or Bioko hybomys (Hybomys basilii) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Equatorial Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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