Meriones zarudnyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Meriones zarudnyi Heptner, 1937
Common Name(s):
English Zarundny's Jird

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-09
Assessor(s): Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Gerrie, R.
Listed as Data Deficient, because whilst it appears likely to have a large estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) of 242,759 km2, there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It ranges from northeastern Iran (Darvish et al. 2010), the arid steppes of northern Afghanistan (Hassinger 1973; Habibi 2004) and southern Turkmenistan (Musser and Carleton 2005). It was found at 1,089 m asl in Iran (Darvish et al. 2010).
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Turkmenistan
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little is known about the natural history of this species. It is found in semi-arid highland habitats (Darvish et al. 2010). Hassinger (1973) collected a specimen at a threshing platform, riddled with burrows, and a second specimen found at a set of ruins.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by habitat loss, through increased drought, and expanding agriculture and urbanization (Darvish and Rastegar-Pouyani 2012).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known ifthe species is present within any protected areas. Further field surveys are needed to better determine the distribution, natural history and possible threats to this little known species.

Citation: Kennerley, R. 2017. Meriones zarudnyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T13173A22432586. . Downloaded on 21 August 2018.
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