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Gerbilliscus afra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus afra
Species Authority: (Gray, 1830)
Common Name(s):
English Cape Gerbil
Synonym(s):
Tatera afra (Gray, 1830)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Coetzee, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in fragmented habitat, across much of southwestern South Africa.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Western Cape)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance, population size and trends for this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in areas of sandy soil on the friges of shrubland and Karoo areas. This species has population explosions during which it is considered to be a pest. (Coetzee com pers).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Coetzee, N. 2008. Gerbilliscus afra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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