Salpingotus heptneri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dipodidae

Scientific Name: Salpingotus heptneri 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-18
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Listed as Data Deficient. because there is inadequate information on distribution, population size and trends, or the impact of threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Salpingotus heptneri is recorded from Uzbekistan and southern parts of Kazakhstan, in the Kyzylkum desert.
Countries occurrence:
Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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): The threats to this species are unknown, however, more general changes in the region include: climate and environmental changes in the aral basin, where it is predicted to be warmer and drier (Lioubimtseva 2014); there have been large land use changes from 2001-2009 in Uzbekistan (Klein et al. 2012); there has been poor management of grazing, desertification, and dryland salinity (Toderich et al. 2013); and degradation and rehabiltation of land in the Kyzalkum desert due to exploitation of gas and oil (Karnieli et al. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Salpingotus heptneri. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19864A115153707. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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