Gerbillurus tytonis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillurus tytonis
Species Authority: (Bauer & Niethammer, 1960)
Common Name(s):
English Dune Hairy-footed Gerbil, Namib Dune Gerbil, Nimib Dune Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Griffin, M. & Coetzee, N.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to western Namibia.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The populations of this species fluctuate naturally, but are generally stable.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is largely found in high dune areas (dunes up to 300 m high). It is also found in dunes and dune hummocks.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The whole population is within protected areas.

Citation: Griffin, M. & Coetzee, N. 2008. Gerbillurus tytonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9094A12956339. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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