Dendromus vernayi Hill & Carter, 1937

Vernay's climbing mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last (and only) record: 1937 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017; Martin et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Crawford-Cabral, J. (1998). The Angolan rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. An account on their distribution. Estudos, Ensaios e Documentos 161: 1-222.

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Hill, J. E. and Carter, T. D. (1941). The mammals of Angola, Africa. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 78: 1.

Kennerley, R. (2016). Dendromus vernayi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6449A115081904. Accessed on 01 April 2023.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.


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