Gerbilliscus robustus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus robustus (Cretzschmar, 1826)
Common Name(s):
English Fringe-tailed Gerbil
Tatera robusta (Cretzschmar, 1826)
Taxonomic Notes: Treated by Musser and Carelton (2005) under Gerbilliscus robustus (Cretzschmar, 1826).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Schlitter, D.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 species range extends from Central to East Africa and includes the northeastern Central African Republic, eastern Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania (Bates 1985; Bates 1988). It possibly also occurs in Cameroon and Nigeria. It is present from sea level to around 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Niger; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is very common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This ubiquitous species occupies a broad range of habitat types. It is generally found in dry savanna, open grassland and arable lands, most often on clay soils.
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 likely present in protected areas where suitable habitat is present throughout its distribution range.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbilliscus robustus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21519A115162285. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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