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Gerbilliscus phillipsi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus phillipsi
Species Authority: (de Winton, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Phillip's Gerbil
Synonym(s):
Tatera phillipsi (de Winton, 1898)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D.
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, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under threat, 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 is found in disjunct populations in Somalia, the Rift Valley in Ethiopia and Kenya (Bates 1988).
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia
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Population [top]

Population: This is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with areas of arid, open shrubland.
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: Schlitter, D. 2008. Gerbilliscus phillipsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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