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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)
Justification:
Inadequate information on distribution, population size and trends, or the impact of threats. Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: Rare poorly studied species, known only from single findings and some remains found in pellets.
Population Trend: Unknown

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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