Salpingotus heptneri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dipodidae

Scientific Name: Salpingotus heptneri
Species Authority: Vorontsov & Smirnov, 1969
Common Name(s):
English Heptner's Pygmy Jerboa
French Gerboise Pygmée De Heptner
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus Prosalpingotus. Reviewed by Shenbrot et al. (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Inadequate information on distribution, population size and trends, or the impact of threats. Data Deficient.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Salpingotus heptneri is recorded from Uzbekistan and southern parts of Kazakhstan, in the Kyzylkum desert.
Countries occurrence:
Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population:Rare poorly studied species, known only from single findings and some remains found in pellets.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This nocturnal species occupies desert areas. It remains within burrows throughout the day and emerges at night to forage on vegetation, insects and spiders.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures applied due to poor knowledge.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Salpingotus heptneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19864A9063175. . Downloaded on 25 October 2016.
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