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Gerbilliscus guineae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus guineae
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Guinea Gerbil
Synonym(s):
Tatera guineae (Thomas, 1910)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
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, 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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

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 Togo.
Countries:
Native:
Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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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.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2008. Gerbilliscus guineae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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