Meriones vinogradovi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Meriones vinogradovi Heptner, 1931
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Vinogradov's Jird

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-09
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N. & Amori, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A fairly widespread species with no known major threats, hence is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Meriones vinogradovi has a limited range from Turkey through Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, through to Iran. In the Mediterranean region it is known from eastern Turkey (from Aralik and Dogubeyazit (Demirsoy et al. 2006)) and one record from Syria (A. Karatas unpublished data). Some existing records are problematic and the species' distribution needs to be clarified (B. Kryštufek pers. comm. 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:In 1957, it was abundant in Syria and numerous in Nakhichevan Republic (Azerbaijan). Turkey population is seldom found with surveys.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A variety of habitats are occupied by this social, burrowing jird, including semi desert, bare mountains and wastelands. It is diurnal in spring and winter becoming more nocturnal in summer. Diet consists of seeds and grasses. After a gestation period of 21-23 days, in captivity seven or eight young are born, females mature at three months and may produce up to five litters annually (Harrison and Bates 1991).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in many protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N. & Amori, G. 2016. Meriones vinogradovi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13172A115110985. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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