Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from Mount Oku, Cameroon, at elevations of 2,100 to 2,900 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This little-known species appears to be endemic to the montane rainforest of Mount Oku. Only about 100 km² of suitable forest habitat remains on Mount Oku (Oates et al. 2004). It is not known if the species can occur in modified habitats.

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
Dieterlen. F.

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 its extent of occurrence is less than 400 km², its area of occupancy is 100 km², all individuals are in a single location (Mount Oku), and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

History
  • 2004
    Endangered
  • 1996
    Endangered
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Population

Population
It is known only from four specimens. The population size and the species abundance is not known.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The restricted range of this species is threatened by continuing habitat loss, through clearance of land for agricultural use (including grazing) and presumably through some logging activities.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures for this species. Further research is needed into population abundance, the species range, biology, ecology, threats, and conservation measures. There is a need to monitor the species to record changes in population abundance and distribution. There is need to establish suitably managed protected areas for this species.
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Wikipedia

Mount Oku rat

The Mt. Oku Rat (Lamottemys okuensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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