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Gerbillus campestris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbillus campestris
Species Authority: (Loche, 1867)
Common Name(s):
English North African Gerbil
Synonym(s):
Dipodillus campestris (Loche, 1867)
Gerbillus quadrimaculatus Lataste, 1882

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges throughout North Africa and the Sahara Desert. In North Africa, it ranges eastwards from Morocco through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
Countries:
Native:
Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Mali; Morocco; Niger; Sudan; Tunisia
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Population [top]

Population: This is an abundant species that is considered to be an agricultural pest in some countries (e.g. Morocco).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is present in arid habitats in rocky areas, often on gravel and hardened soils. Also found on arable land.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are known. It is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S. 2008. Gerbillus campestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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