Taterillus petteri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Taterillus petteri Gautun, Tranier & Sicard, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Petter's Gerbil, Petter’s Tateril

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-28
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Granjon, L.
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 generally distributed on the right bank of Niger River in the countries of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Mali; Niger
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It ranges from being uncommon to locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a typical Sahelian species, associated with Sahel savannah of 300 to 500 mm annual rainfall. Populations are found on sandy soils, including also in millet field on sandy soils. It can be found in dune habitats but this is not the preferred habitat.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for the species as a whole.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Taterillus petteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21527A22416609. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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