Taterillus lacustris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Taterillus lacustris (Thomas & Wroughton, 1907)
Common Name(s):
English Lake Chad Gerbil, Lake Chad Tateril

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-07
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Granjon, L.

Although this species has a relatively small range, there are no known threats and no reason to suspect that it is declining at present. Assessed as Least Concern.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is known only from a small area in southeastern Niger and northern Cameroon/Nigeria, near to Lake Chad.

Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Niger; Nigeria
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information available on the abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from areas of bushland, fallow land and field edges in northern Cameroon. With more research on ecology this might prove to be a mesic species associated to Lake Chad (with a possible long term threat as the lake size continues to decrease).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to the species at present or in the immediate future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not appear to be known from any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, general ecology and possible long-term threats to this species.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2017. Taterillus lacustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T21526A22416841. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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