Gerbillus dasyurus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbillus dasyurus
Species Authority: (Wagner, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Wagner's Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Is widespread within its range and there are no major threats at present, hence is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Middle East, Arabian Peninsular and marginally into eastern desert of Egypt. In the Mediterranean it occurs in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey. Occurs up to 2,000 m (B. Krystufek pers. comm. 2007).
Egypt; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
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Population [top]

Population: A common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This solitary, burrowing species occurs in a variety of arid habitats including desert, semi-desert, and rocky habitats in hill country.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in protected areas in Israel (G. Shenbrot pers. comm. 2006).

Citation: Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S. 2008. Gerbillus dasyurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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