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Allactaga severtzovi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA DIPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Allactaga severtzovi
Species Authority: Vinogradov, 1925
Common Name/s:
English Svertzov's Jerboa
Synonym/s:
Alactaga severtzovi Shenbrot, 1993 subspecies chorezmi

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species has a wide distribution, although it is naturally rare and patchily distributed. Some declines in area of occupancy have been reported, but overall population declines are not suspected to be close to the threshold for listing as Vulnerable under criterion A (decline of 30% over 10 years/3 generations). Assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Deserts in Kazakhstan and Middle Asia to the north till Central Usturt, lower Syrdarya, Sarysu and Chu rivers, and southern Balkhash. To south till SW Turkmenistan, Uzboi, along Amudarya basin to Termez, SW Tadjikistan, western part of Fergana valley and piedmonts of PamirAlai and Tien Shan (Gromov and Erbaeva, 1995).
Countries:
Native:
Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population: No data available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabit usually sand, clay, rarely rubbly, and lime (S Kazakhstan) deserts. Avoid moving sands and takyrs. Ecology is poorly studied, but generally similar to that of Allactaga major. Burrows are simple; wintering nests are at 50-85 cm blow ground. Reproduction occurs in March, but in favourable years females can give two litters (in March and in summer). Embryo number is 3-7 in Usturt and 3-4 in Kyzylkum.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas.
Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Allactaga severtzovi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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