Gerbillus pyramidum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbillus pyramidum Geoffroy, 1825
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Greater Egyptian Gerbil
Gerbillus burtoni F. Cuvier, 1838
Gerbillus dongolanus (Heuglin, 1877)
Taxonomic Notes: May include G. dongolanus - but assessed separately for now.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Aulagnier, S. & Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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 found in the Nile valley and oases of Egypt and northern Sudan. From Sudan, it ranges westwards through Chad and Niger to Mali, and Mauritania.
Countries occurrence:
Chad; Egypt; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Sudan
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with sandy habitats in desert and semi desert areas.
Generation Length (years):2-3

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. 2016. Gerbillus pyramidum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9145A22462196. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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