|Scientific Name:||Meriones grandis|
|Species Authority:||Cabrera, 1907|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Previously included in shawi (Aulagnier and Thevenot 1986), but now considered to be a separate species (Pavlinov 2000).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
Common and widespread with no major threats, hence is listed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Endemic to the Mediterranean (Morocco, N Algeria, Tunisia). Range overlaps with that of the closely-related species M. shawi in eastern Morocco, northern Algeria and Tunisia (Pavlinov 2000, Musser and Carleton 2005). Occurs up to at least 2,800 m in the High Atlas (F. Cuzin pers. comm.)
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It is common in suitable habitats. In some regions (e.g., Marrakesh) it is considered an agricultural pest species and its numbers are controlled.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
It is common in relatively humid habitats in the mid-Atlas Mountains. It is present in all bioclimatic zones, and in gardens and palm plantations.
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
No serious threats are affecting the population at present.
No specific conservation measures are in place or needed.
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
|Citation:||Cassola, F. 2016. Meriones grandis. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136460A115519732.Downloaded on 25 May 2017.|
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