Taterillus arenarius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Taterillus arenarius Robbins, 1974
Common Name(s):
English Robbins’s Tateril, Sahel Gerbil

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.

Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it is believed to have a relatively wide distribution, has a presumed large overall population, there are no major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. However, more data are needed to confirm these predictions.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species appears to have been recorded from southern Mauritania, and possibly from central Mali and southern Niger although this needs to be confirmed. Only two localities have been confirmed by chromosomal data (Matthey 1969, Petter 1970, Volobouev and Granjon 1996).

Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]


It appears as a relatively uncommon species.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Animals have been reported from sandy clay plains and continental fixed dunes.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

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. Taterillus arenarius (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21521A115162459. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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