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Gerbillurus vallinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbillurus vallinus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1918)
Common Name(s):
English Bushy-tailed Hairy-footed 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in western South Africa and southwestern Namibia.
Countries:
Native:
Namibia; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species, with naturally fluctuating populations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with gravel plains, consolidated sand and dry river beds.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is potentially threatened by increasing overgrazing of arid vegetation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place, however, the species does occur in some protected areas.

Citation: Griffin, M. & Coetzee, N. 2008. Gerbillurus vallinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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