Taterillus emini


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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