Gerbillus campestris 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus campestris
Species Authority: (Loche, 1867)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English North African Gerbil
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)
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:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

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
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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.
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 2008: e.T45088A10971655. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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