Gerbillus mackilligini 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus mackilligini (Thomas, 1904)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Mackillingin's Gerbil
Gerbillus mackillingini (Thomas, 1904)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-11
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S
Reviewer(s): Cassola, F.
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 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 occurrence:
Egypt; Sudan
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):750
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.
Generation Length (years):2

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.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: An errata version of this assessment was previously created to add the distribution map (which was accidentally omitted from the original version of this assessment). This amended version now corrects the spelling of the species name from mackillingini to mackilligini.

Citation: Schlitter, D., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Palomo, L.J. & Aulagnier, S. 2017. Gerbillus mackilligini (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T9134A121708297. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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