Allactaga firouzi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Allactaga firouzi
Species Authority: Womochel, 1978
Common Name(s):
English Iranian Jerboa
Taxonomic Notes: The following information comes from Holden and Musser (2005). Allactaga firouzi appears to be morphologically distinct from A. euphratica and A. hotsoni (Womochel 1978), but its relationship with these and other species of allactagines needs further study. Shenbrot (1993) tentatively synonymized firouzi with A. elater turkmeni, but later (in litt. to Holden and Musser (2005)) examined the type specimen and considered firouzi synonymous with hotsoni, which is where Pavlinov et al. (1995) listed it. Holden and Musser (2005) recognized the species until such time as published data indicates otherwise.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Stuart, S.N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, 29 km south of Shah Reza (Qomisheh), in Isfahan Province, Iran, at 2,253 m asl (Womochel, 1978). It presumably occurs more widely, but there is no further information on its distribution.
Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its abundance.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known only from the type locality, which is a flat plain with a gravel substrate and sparse, mountain steppe vegetation (Womochel, 1978).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas. Research is needed to determine its taxonomic validity and geographic distribution.

Citation: Stuart, S.N. 2008. Allactaga firouzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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