Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It ranges from northeastern Iran (map provisional for this country), the arid steppes of northern Afghanistan (Hassinger 1973; Habibi 2004) and southern Turkmenistan (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Turkmenistan
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
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. Presumably it lives in somewhat dry or even arid habitats. Hassinger (1973) collected a specimen at a threshing platform, riddled with burrows, and a second specimen amongst a set of ruins.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

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: Molur, S. 2008. Meriones zarudnyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T13173A3418456. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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