Desmodilliscus braueri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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 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
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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.Gestation time is 26 days, and litter size is 2-7 youngs.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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 - as in the Djoudj National Park, Senegal (Bâ et al. 2000), but no specific conservation measures are in place.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Desmodilliscus braueri (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6508A115082294. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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