Salpingotus pallidus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Salpingotus pallidus
Species Authority: Vorontsov & Shenbrot, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Pale Pygmy Jerboa, Pallid Pygmy Jerboa
Prosalpingotus pallidus Shenbrot & Mazin, 1989 subspecies sludskii
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)
Endemic of Kazakhstan, where listed as Category III (rare, small in number and limited range species). There is no information about population trends or threats. Assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the northern Aral Sea area, Kara Kum desert and valleys of the Lake Balkhash area.
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is small and fluctuates annualy. In Aral area from 0 to 9 individuals per 10 km of tracking. In Southern Balkhash region 0,3 to 1 per 10 km of tracking.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In Aral region inhabit fixed sands with shrubs and cereals and sands with cereal and wormwood veretation. In Balkhash area inhabit fine-grained sands and clay-sandy deserts. Solitary, nocturnal. Reproduction starts after hibernation in April. Females usually give two litters per season. Feed mainly on seeds, ephemers, and small invertebrates.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed in Red List of Kazakhstan as category III (rare, small in number and limited range species).

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Salpingotus pallidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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