Gerbilliscus guineae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus guineae (Thomas, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Guinea Gerbil
Tatera guineae (Thomas, 1910)
Taxonomic Notes: Treated by Musser and Carelton (2005) under Gerbilliscus guineae Thomas, 1910

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This West African species ranges from Senegal to Sierra Leone, and from there through northern Côte d'Ivoire, eastwards to Burkina Faso and Benin.
Countries occurrence:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This is a relatively common species, although it does not occur at high densities. In comparison to other Gerbilliscus species, it is less common than G. gambiana in Senegal, but more common than G. gambiana in Mali.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in Sahel to Sudan savannas on more indurated (lateritic to clay) soils than G. gambiana. The species occurs where there is a dense shrub layer with variable herbaceous cover. It is also found in cultivated areas.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no conservation measures in place; the species is probably present in the protected areas of its distribution range, as for instance in Niokolo-KobaNational Park, Sénégal (Konečný et al. 2010).

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbilliscus guineae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21512A22426756. . Downloaded on 15 August 2018.
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