Paraxerus cepapi

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae

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Paraxerus cepapi

Paraxerus cepapi is a chordate, or more specifically a mammal, in the Sciuridae family.

Paraxerus cepapi is commonly known (its common name) as the Smith's Bush Squirrel in English.

Paraxerus cepapi is classified as least concern by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Paraxerus cepapi's population trend was stable at last assessment meaning its population is neither increasing or decreasing significantly in the wild.

Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Paraxerus cepapi is (A. Smith, 1836) (IUCN Red List).

Country Distribution: Paraxerus cepapi is found in the following countries:
    Angola, Botswana, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Paraxerus cepapi: Terrestrial (IUCN Red List).

Major Habitat(s): 2.2 Savanna - Moist 3.5 Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Paraxerus cepapi is listed as LC    ver 3.1 (2001) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Paraxerus cepapi's status was assessed in 2004 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Paraxerus cepapi's Red List status was evaluated by Grubb, P. (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Paraxerus cepapi is listed by IUCN as Amori, G. & Schlitter, D. (Rodent Red List Authority) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Paraxerus cepapi is listed by IUCN for the following: Listed as Least Concern as this is a common species with a wide distribution, well represented in some large and well managed protected areas, and there are no major threats to the species. (IUCN Red List).

Red List History: Paraxerus cepapi was listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1996 (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Paraxerus cepapi:

Citations listed by IUCN

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors) 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Paraxerus cepapi (IUCN Red List).

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