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Gerbillus mackillingini

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Gerbillus mackillingini
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1904)
Common Name(s):
English Mackillingin's Gerbil

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D., 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the type locality in Wadi Alagi, Egypt (eastern desert of Nubia), and has also been recorded from parts of southeastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan.
Countries:
Native:
Egypt; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population abundance and trends of this species, although further surveys may reveal it to be common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in open areas of bare soil in rocky plains. Also found in agricultural areas. Found in abandoned villages up to 750 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

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 and ecology of this species.

Citation: Schlitter, D., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S 2008. Gerbillus mackillingini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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