Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Desmodilliscus braueri
Species Authority: Wettstein, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Pouched Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (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 is a Sahelian species found from Senegal and Mauritania eastwards through Mali, Burkina Faso Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, possibly Chad and Sudan to the Red Sea.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally very abundant in suitable habitats (based on observations and owl pellet counts).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is recorded from scrub savannas with sparse vegetation and hardened soils, often with gravel.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in a number of protected areas, but no specific conservation measures are in place.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2008. Desmodilliscus braueri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6508A12786005. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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