Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has been recorded from northeastern Namibia, northwestern Botswana (although there is a single record from southern Botswana) and two records from western Zambia. It has been recorded at an elevation of 1,100 m asl.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Mus setzeri Petter, 1978
Catalog Number: USNM 428742
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male;
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): S. Goussard
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Mohembo, 55 mi W, Botswana, Africa
Microhabitat: Woodland
  • Type: Petter, F. 1978 Dec 31. Mammalia. 42 (3): 377.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a poorly known species. In Botswana it has been recorded from the fringes of pans and wetlands in relatively arid habitats (dry savanna). In Namibia, it occurs in dry savanna and also in short grassland. This may be an insectivorous species.

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
Monadjem, A. & Coetzee, N.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because, this species has been collected from a wide area, and is probably locally abundant. There are no major threats, and the species occurs in a number of well-managed protected areas.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
There is no information available on population status. The species is poorly represented in museum collections, suggesting that it is not abundant, however, this may also reflect a lack of collecting effort.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
In Namibia, it has been found in the Waterberg and Khadoum protected areas. In Botswana, it has been recorded from the Okavango and Moremi in Botswana.
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Wikipedia

Setzer's pygmy mouse

Setzer's Pygmy Mouse (Mus setzeri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, rivers, freshwater lakes, and intermittent freshwater lakes.

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