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Gerbillurus tytonis (dune hairy-footed gerbil)

Wikipedia Abstract

The dune hairy-footed gerbil or Namib dune gerbil, Gerbillurus tytonis, is a species of gerbil found only in Namibia. Its natural habitat is temperate desert.
View Wikipedia Record: Gerbillurus tytonis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.15
EDGE Score: 2.21


Adult Weight [1]  24 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1.9 grams
Diet [2]  Granivore
Diet - Seeds [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  4
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  4.331 inches (11 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  
Sperrgebiet National Park II 5389863 Namibia  



Bubo africanus (Spotted Eagle-Owl)[4]
Canis mesomelas (Black-backed Jackal)[4]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Gerbillurus tytonis, Michael R. Perrin, Edith R. Dempster, Colleen T. Downs, and David C. Boyer, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 607, pp. 1-4 (1999)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0