Gerbillus amoenus 

Scope: Global & Mediterranean
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus amoenus (de Winton, 1902)
Common Name(s):
English Pleasant Gerbil
Gerbillus vivax (Thomas, 1902)
Taxonomic Notes:

Previously regarded as either a subspecies of, or synonymous with, G. dasyurus, G. campestris and G. nanus (Osborn and Helmy 1980). However, now considered a separate species (Musser and Carleton 2005), which characterization and distribution has been discussed by Ndiaye et al. (2013). Includes G. vivax (Happold in press).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsainas, G., Palomo, L. & Aulagnier, S.

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Probably present in all North African countries from Mauritania and Morocco in the West, to Egypt in the East.

Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Chad; Egypt; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Tunisia
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Population [top]


This is considered to be a common species.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

All types of habitats in Libya ranging from dense vegetation (in oasis and wadis) to barren areas.

Generation Length (years):2-3

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are known.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbillus amoenus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9104A22465368. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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