Gerbillus campestris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus campestris (Loche, 1867)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English North African Gerbil
Dipodillus campestris (Loche, 1867)
Gerbillus quadrimaculatus Lataste, 1882
Taxonomic Notes:

Alternatively considered as belonging to the genus Dipodillus or Gerbillus according to authors, but convincingly maintained in Gerbillus by Ndiaye et al. (2016).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Mali; Morocco; Niger; Sudan; Tunisia
Additional data:
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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).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.
Generation Length (years):2-3

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

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 25 September 2018.
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