|Scientific Name:||Gerbillus simoni Lataste, 1881|
Dipodillus zakariai Cockrum, Vaughn & Vaughn, 1976
|Taxonomic Notes:||The population on the island of Kerkennah (Tunisia) is recognized as a separate species, G. zakariai, by Musser and Carleton (2005). However, we follow Happold (in press) in including this population within simoni.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Aulagnier, S., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsainas, G. & Palomo, L.|
Not common, but threats are unknown. Does not appear to be in decline, therefore is listed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Distributed along a relatively narrow area from Northeastern Morocco to central Tunisia and Northwestern Libya across the northern border of the high plateaus of Algeria, then along the Mediterranean coasts of Cyrenaica (Libya) and Egypt.
Native:Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
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It is not common, and is collected in traps less frequently than other Gerbillus species.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
This species occurs in rich steppe grassland vegetation and cultivated areas, especially arable cropland. Unlike many other Gerbillus species, G. simoni is not found in sandy habitats.
|Generation Length (years):||2-3|
Does not seem to be under special threat despite its apparently patchy distribution.
It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas.
|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 simoni (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9149A115518404.Downloaded on 26 April 2018.|
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