Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This largely southern African species has been recorded from western Angola in the north of its range, southwards through much of Namibia and Botswana to northwestern parts of South Africa.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This arboreal species is generally associated with Acacia bushland habitats. Small families of these animals form nests within tree hollows and forks.

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
Taylor, P.J., Coetzee, N. & Boitani, L.

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 is a common, but patchily distributed species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is presumably present within some protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomic status of this species is needed. Populations should be monitored to record any changes in abundance and distribution.
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Wikipedia

Black-tailed tree rat

The black-tailed tree rat (Thallomys nigricauda) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

References[edit]

  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Taylor, P., Coetzee, N. & Boitani, L. 2004. Thallomys nigricauda. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.


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