Gerbillus andersoni 

Scope: Global & Mediterranean
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus andersoni de Winton, 1902
Common Name(s):
English Anderson's Gerbil
Gerbillus allenbyi Thomas, 1918
Gerbillus bonhotei Thomas, 1919
Gerbillus inflatus Ranck, 1968

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): Aulagnier, S., Shenbrot, G. & Amr, Z.S.S.

Common in suitable habitats, no serious threats known at present, therefore is listed as Least Concern.

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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species has been recorded in the coastal plains of North Africa and the Middle East where it ranges from Tunisia and northern Libya, to Egypt (the Sinai Peninsula and Nile Delta south to El Faiyum), Israel and southwestern Jordan.

Countries occurrence:
Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Tunisia
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Population [top]

Population:A common species in suitable habitats.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This is a little-known species of coastal plains and littoral deserts. It is generally associated with solidified coastal dunes.

Generation Length (years):2-3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No major threats known at present. Overgrazing may be a problem in some parts of the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbillus andersoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9105A22465232. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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