|Scientific Name:||Gerbillus campestris (Loche, 1867)|
Dipodillus campestris (Loche, 1867)
Gerbillus quadrimaculatus Lataste, 1882
Alternatively considered as belonging to the genus Dipodillus or Gerbillus according to authors, but convincingly maintained in Gerbillus by Ndiaye et al. (2016).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Aulagnier, S., Mitsain, G., Krystufek, B., Hutterer, R., Yigit, N. & Palomo, L.|
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.
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|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.|
Native:Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Mali; Morocco; Niger; Sudan; Tunisia
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|Population:||This is an abundant species that is considered to be an agricultural pest in some countries (e.g. Morocco).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is present in arid habitats in rocky areas, often on gravel and hardened soils. Also found on arable land.|
|Generation Length (years):||2-3|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
No specific measures are known. The species probably occurs in protected areas of its distribution range, as Souss-Massa National Park in Morocco (Ndiaye et al. 2012).
|Citation:||Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbillus campestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T45088A22465830.Downloaded on 19 October 2017.|
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