|Scientific Name:||Taterillus gracilis|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1892)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
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.
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|Range Description:||This species is widely distributed in West Africa. It ranges from Senegal in the west, eastwards to Niger, Nigeria and western Chad.|
Native:Benin; Burkina Faso; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
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|Population:||This is a very common species that is sometimes considered to be a considerable agricultural pest species.|
It apparently suffered from the episode of climatic aridification of the 70s and 80s in Western Sahel, and its populations there have declined (Thiam et al. 2011).
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is generally associated with consolidated soild substrates in the Sahel and Sudan savannas, from dry forest areas in the south to very arid areas in the north of its range.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from a number of protected areas. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.|
|Citation:||Granjon, L. 2016. Taterillus gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21524A22417076.Downloaded on 24 January 2017.|
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