Gerbilliscus robustus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus robustus
Species Authority: (Cretzschmar, 1826)
Common Name(s):
English Fringe-tailed Gerbil
Tatera robusta (Cretzschmar, 1826)

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.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

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; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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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.
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. & Granjon, L. 2008. Gerbilliscus robustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21519A9296191. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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