Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Taterillus emini
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Emin's Gerbil, Emin’s Tateril
Taterillus harringtoni (Thomas, 1906)
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Happold (in press) by including Taterillus harringtoni within T. emini.

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, 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 has a large range in Central Africa and East Africa. It ranges from eastern Central African Republic, through much of Sudan to Ethiopa and central and southern Somalia, and from here is found southwards into northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, much of Kenya and northern parts of Tanzania.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is typically associated with dry savanna to sparse dry grassland and arid areas, with populations also recorded from cultivated land in parts of Sudan and Uganda.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is possibly present in a number of protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Granjon, L. 2008. Taterillus emini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21523A9297172. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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