Gerbillus pyramidum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gerbillus pyramidum
Species Authority: Geoffroy, 1825
Common Name(s):
English Greater Egyptian Gerbil
Gerbillus burtoni F. Cuvier, 1838
Gerbillus dongolanus (Heuglin, 1877)

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.
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 is found in the Nile valley and oases of Egypt and northern Sudan. From Sudan, it ranges westwards through Chad and Niger to Mali, and possibly Mauritania.
Chad; Egypt; Mali; Niger; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with sandy habitats in desert and semi desert areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats are known to this species. The species occurs in the Nile Valley where there is extensive agriculture, but the effects of this on the species are not known at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Aulagnier, S. & Granjon, L. 2008. Gerbillus pyramidum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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