Gerbillus grobbeni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus grobbeni Klaptocz, 1909
Common Name(s):
English Grobben's Gerbil
Taxonomic Notes: Gerbillus grobbeni is believed to be a localized subpopulation of G. amoenus (S. Aulagnier pers. comm. 2007). Regarded as incertae sedis (Granjon 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-20
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R., Kennerley, R. & Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Schlitter, D. & Aulagnier, S.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, and it may be restricted to coastal parts of Libya (Durna). It is likely to be a population of G. amoenus occurring in Libya.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from coastal sand dunes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known whether this species faces any threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Taxonomic research is required to clarify the status of this species.

Citation: Gerrie, R., Kennerley, R. & Granjon, L. 2017. Gerbillus grobbeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T9125A102827250. . Downloaded on 20 November 2017.
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