Taterillus congicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

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

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 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Sudan
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally very common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species is associated with Sudan savannas and wooded savannas in the Sudan and Guinean zones, and can additionally be encountered in savanna islands within secondary tropical moist forest habitats.

Generation Length (years):1-2

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, including Zakouma National Park in Chad (Granjon et al. 2004). Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Taterillus congicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21522A22417269. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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