|Scientific Name:||Atlantoxerus getulus|
|Species Authority:||(Linnaeus, 1758)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
Widespread species, occur in a variety of habitats (including anthropogenically disturbed habitats) and common wherever it occurs. Introduced outside of its range, where it has become a pest species. No major threats and safely considered Least Concern.
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|Range Description:||Atlantoxerus getulus is found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and western Algeria (Kingdon 1997).|
Native:Algeria; Morocco; Western Sahara
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|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Rocky areas with scattered trees and bushes. The species is diurnal and shelters in burrows or among rocks during the night and during the heat of the day. Feeds on nuts and seeds, including those of the commercially valuable argan (Argania) (Kingdon 1997).|
|Generation Length (years):||3-4|
Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, London, UK.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
|Citation:||Aulagnier, S. 2016. Atlantoxerus getulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T2358A22251981.Downloaded on 21 February 2017.|
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