Gerbillus bottai 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus bottai Lataste, 1882
Common Name(s):
English Botta's Gerbil
Dipodillus bottai (Lataste, 1882)
Taxonomic Notes: Included in Gerbillus (Granjon 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-21
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Gerrie, R., Kennerley, R.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This little-recorded species is known only with certainty from Sudan in a region between the White Nile and Blue Nile rivers (Happold 2013); there are also possible records of the species occurrence in northern Kenya.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is little information available for this species. Specimens have been recorded in fields of vegetable and cereals (F. Dieterlen unpublished data in Happold 2013).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, there has been increasing aridity and conversion of land to large scale mechanized agriculture in eastern Sudan (Sulieman and Elagib 2012); showed that agricultural land, and industrial and residential areas increased while forests and bare lands decreased (Omer et al. 2015).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Granjon, L. 2017. Gerbillus bottai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T9109A22465062. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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