Gerbillus cosensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus cosensis Dollman, 1914
Common Name(s):
English Cosens's Gerbil
Taxonomic Notes: Treated by Musser and Carleton in Wilson and Reeder (2005) as a synonym of G. agag Thomas, 1903, although authors note that it could be treated as a separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Schlitter, D.
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known about its status and habitat requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is largely found in northwestern Kenya and northeastern Uganda, especially around Lake Turkana.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Uganda
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The population abundance is unknown, but historical records suggest that it is uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a semi-desert species found in areas of open, sandy, gravel plains with sparse vegetation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species, however there has been severe land degradation of drylands around lake Turkana reported (Bai and Dent 2006).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Gerbillus cosensis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9114A115090104. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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