Gerbilliscus validus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus validus
Species Authority: (Bocage, 1890)
Common Name(s):
English Savanna Gerbil
Tatera valida (Bocage, 1890)

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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is broadly distributed in Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. Its range extends from Sudan in the north to Zimbabwe in the south, and from Angola eastwards to Tanzania, encompassing southern and eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Angola (Angola); Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Mali; Rwanda; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species of savannas and arable lands
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although there are no conservation measures in place, the species is present in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Schlitter, D. 2008. Gerbilliscus validus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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