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Gerbilliscus kempi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus kempi
Species Authority: (Wroughton, 1906)
Common Name/s:
English Kemp's Gerbil
Synonym/s:
Tatera kempi (Wroughton, 1906)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Schlitter, D., Granjon, L. & Corti, M.
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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a wide distribution, ranging from Guinea in the west through much of West Africa, through the Sudan-Turquinae savanna zone, to southwestern Ethiopia in the east.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Mali; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Togo; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in dry tree savannas on lateritic, or clay, soils. It has been recorded from agricultural 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. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.
Citation: Schlitter, D., Granjon, L. & Corti, M. 2008. Gerbilliscus kempi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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