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SPECIES Gerbillus (Gerbillus) nancillus

Author:Thomas and Hinton, 1923.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1923: 260.
Common Name:Sudan Gerbil
Type Locality:Sudan, Plains of Darfur, 45 mi (72 km) N El Fasher.
Distribution:Sandy Sudanian and Sahelian savannas in Sudan (near El Fasher), Egypt (Wadi Umm-Ashera, Nasser Lake Shore), Chad, Niger, and Mali.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Gerbillus. Possibly a distinct species (Lay, 1983), but poorly known. Discussed by Pavlinov et al. (1990). Karyotype from Niger sample (2n = 56, FNa = 54) described by Dobigny et al. (2002b). The record from Egypt is based on two specimens collected by Dr. E. Emel’anova and identified by Pavlinov (in litt., 2002), those from Chad, Niger, and Mali are documented by Dobigny et al., 2002b).



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