|Scientific Name:||Gerbillus amoenus (de Winton, 1902)|
Gerbillus vivax (Thomas, 1902)
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).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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:|
Probably present in all North African countries from Mauritania and Morocco in the West, to Egypt in the East.
Native:Algeria; Chad; Egypt; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Tunisia
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This is considered to be a common species.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|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 24 March 2018.|
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