Gerbillus andersoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbillus andersoni
Species Authority: de Winton, 1902
Common Name/s:
English Anderson's Gerbil
Gerbillus allenbyi Thomas, 1918
Gerbillus bonhotei Thomas, 1919

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Aulagnier, S., Granjon, L., Shenbrot, G. & Amr, Z.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Common in suitable habitats, no serious threats known at present. Least Concern.

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.
Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Tunisia
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Population [top]

Population: A common species in suitable habitats.
Population Trend: Unknown

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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: Aulagnier, S., Granjon, L., Shenbrot, G. & Amr, Z. 2008. Gerbillus andersoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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