Brachiones przewalskii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Brachiones przewalskii
Species Authority: (Büchner, 1889)
Common Name(s):
English Przewalski's Jird, Przewalski's Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, no major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China, occurring in the arid regions of the country (Smith and Xie 2008). This includes deserts from northern Xinjiang through northern Gansu to western Nei Mongol north of the Tien Shan (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Xinjiang)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is characterized as occurring at lower densities than other species of gerbil (Smith and Xie 2008).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occupies semi-permanent sand dunes with heavy shrub cover or dunes that lie close to wooded areas (Smith and Xie 2008). It constructs relatively simple burrows (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. It may be present in protected areas. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Brachiones przewalskii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T2957A9502021. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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