Gerbillus henleyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbillus henleyi
Species Authority: (de Winton, 1903)
Common Name(s):
English Pygmy Gerbil
Gerbillus syrticus Misonne, 1974

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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in arid and semi-desert areas surrounding the Sahara Desert. It has been recorded in central Morocco, northern Algeria, Tunisia, northern Libya, northern Egypt, Sudan, central Chad, central Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, south Mauritania and northern Senegal. Outside Africa there are records from Israel, Jordan and the western Arabian peninsula.
Algeria; Burkina Faso; Chad; Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Sudan; Tunisia; Yemen
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively abundant in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A semi-desert and desert species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in many protected areas. No specific measures are in place or needed.

Citation: Aulagnier, S., Granjon, L., Shenbrot, G. & Amr, Z. 2008. Gerbillus henleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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