Gerbillus henleyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Aulagnier, S., Shenbrot, G. & Amr, Z.S.S.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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. It has apparently benefited from climatic aridification in the 70s in the Sahel (Duplantier et al. 1991, Maddalena et al. 1988).

Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Burkina Faso; Chad; Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Sudan; Tunisia; Yemen
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is relatively abundant in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A semi-desert and desert species.
Generation Length (years):2-3

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.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Granjon, L. 2016. Gerbillus henleyi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9127A115090818. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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