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Salpingotus kozlovi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA DIPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Salpingotus kozlovi
Species Authority: Vinogradov, 1922
Common Name/s:
English Kozlov's Pygmy Jerboa

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Batsaikhan, N., Avirmed, D., Tinnin, D. & Smith, A.T.
Reviewer/s: Johnston, C.H. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Mongolia and China (Smith and Xie 2008). In China, it occurs in the provinces of Xinjiang, Nei Mongol, Gansu, Shaanxi, and Ningxia (Smith and Xie 2008). In Mongolia, it occurs in the southern portion of the country including the Trans Altai Gobi Desert, Alashani Gobi Desert and Eastern Gobi (Sokolov et al. 1996).
Countries:
Native:
China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang); Mongolia
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Population [top]

Population: There are few data regarding the population status of this species. In Mongolia, three were caught in 200 traps in Bayanburd and Zuunmod over 24 hours. A spot-light survey found five along a 46 km transect in the Khatan Suudal, and six were found in a 50 km transect in the Zam Bilgekhiin Gobi. It was also reported in 16 localities in the Trans Altai Gobi Desert, Alashani Gobi Desert and Eastern Gobi (Sokolov et al. 1996). There are no current data regarding the population status in China.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits desert and steppe habitats associated with pea shrubs, tamarisk and saxaul vegetation. In Mongolia, its range overlaps with Gobi gerbils, midday gerbils, hairy-footed jerboas and Gobi hamsters.

This nocturnal, and sometimes crepuscular species feeds on vegetation, seeds, insects (Smith and Xie 2008) and spiders. Parturition occurs in April-May and litters of three to five young are produced (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species may be present in protected areas in China. Approximately 37% of the species’ range in Mongolia occurs within protected areas (Clark et al. 2006). In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004), and in Mongolia, it was listed as Rare in the 1987 and 1997 Mongolian Red Books (Shagdarsuren et al. 1987; MNE 1997). It has most recently been regionally Red Listed as Data Deficient (Clark et al. 2006).
Citation: Batsaikhan, N., Avirmed, D., Tinnin, D. & Smith, A.T. 2008. Salpingotus kozlovi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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