Paradipus ctenodactylus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dipodidae

Scientific Name: Paradipus ctenodactylus (Vinogradov, 1929)
Common Name(s):
English Comb-toed Jerboa

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-09
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
A fairly widespread species with no known major threats therefore is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in Karakum desert (including those near Caspian Sea, Nebit-Dag), Kyzylkum desert (including Aral sea area), and Deshte-Kevir desert (NE Iran).
Countries occurrence:
Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Population size can be quite high, up to 10-15 individuals per 1 km of tracking.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits sandy deserts with shrubs. Fast and agile runner (up to 9 m/sec), can jump up to 3 m long and 1.5 high. Orientational vertical jumps at the same place are characteristic to the species. Makes burrows in moist sand if dry quicksand layer above is not more than 15-20 cm thick. At the entrance there is a long sand emission (up to 1,5 m). Wintering and reproduction burrows are up to 5 m long and 3 m deep. All burrows entrances except one-day-use, are plugged with sand. Feed on young shrub shoots (especially white saxaul), grass, and seeds. Most probably doesn't consume animal food at all. Feeding route could be up to 700 m. Reproduce twice per season, young females do not reproduce on the year they are born. Litter size is 1-6, 3-4 in average. Enters hibernation when temperature reach -16 to -18 C (in southern Karakum in December-January). Before that active even if night temperature is -20 C.
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some 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: Cassola, F. 2016. Paradipus ctenodactylus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16074A115131306. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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