Taterillus congicus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Taterillus congicus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Congo Gerbil, Congo Tateril

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): 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, 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 widely distributed in northern parts of Central Africa, ranging from northern Cameroon in the west to possibly northwestern Uganda in the east.
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; South Sudan; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally very common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with Sudan savannas and wooded savannas in the Guinean zone, and can additionally be encountered in savanna islands within secondary tropical moist forest habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from some protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2008. Taterillus congicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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