Taterillus lacustris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Taterillus lacustris
Species Authority: (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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): 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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from a small area in northern Cameroon and Nigeria, near to Lake Chad.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; 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).

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: Granjon, L. 2008. Taterillus lacustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21526A9297765. . Downloaded on 18 August 2017.
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