Gerbillurus paeba


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbillurus paeba
Species Authority: (A. Smith, 1836)
Common Name(s):
English Hairy-footed Gerbil, Pigmy Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Coetzee, N. & Griffin, M.
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, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in southern and southwestern Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, the western edge of Zimbabwe and part of southern Mozambique.
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in sandy ground or sandy alluvium with a grass, scrub or light woodland cover (Nowak 1999). It is a commensal species that can be found in houses. It is a nocturnal species that lives in a warren with many entrances. The diet consists mostly of seeds. It appears to breed throughout the year.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas within its range.

Citation: Coetzee, N. & Griffin, M. 2008. Gerbillurus paeba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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