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Dipodillus campestris  (Levaillant, 1857)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970774

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Gerbillus campestris (Loche, 1867)
    Gerbillus quadrimaculatus Lataste, 1882
    Dipodillus dodsoni Thomas, 1902
    Dipodillus hilda Thomas, 1918
    Gerbillus campestris Levaillant, 1857
    Dipodillus campestris cinnamomeus Cabrera, 1916
    Dipodillus campestris haymani Setzer, 1958
    Dipodillus dodsoni patrizii de Beaux, 1932
    Dipodillus campestrist riparius Cabrera, 1922
    Dipodillus campestris rozsikae Thomas, 1913
    Gerbillus campestris wassifi Setzer, 1958
    Dipodillus campestris roszikae Thomas, 1908
  Common Name(s): Large North African Gerbil [English]
    North African Dipodil [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyGerbillinae Gray, 1825  
                                              GenusDipodillus Lataste, 1881  
                                                 SubgenusDipodillus (Petteromys) Pavlinov, 1982  
                                                    SpeciesDipodillus campestris (Levaillant, 1857) – Large North African Gerbil, North African Dipodil  

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  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Dipodillus campestris, Large North African Gerbil [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Dipodillus campestris, North African Dipodil [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Osborn, Dale J., and Ibrahim Helmy  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Contemporary Land Mammals of Egypt (Including Sinai)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana Zoology, n.s., no. 5   
  Page(s): 1-579   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0015-0754   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Dipodillus campestris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Trouessart, E.-L.  
  Publication Date: 1897   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogus Mammalium Tam Viventium Quam Fossilium, f. 3. Rodentia II (Myomorpha, Hystrichomorpha, Lagomorpha)   
  Page(s): 453-664   
  Publisher: R. Friedländer & Sohn   
  Publication Place: Berolini   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Dipodillus campestris   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Critically Endangered as Gerbillus quadrimaculatus, Lower Risk (lc) as G. campestris  
    Comments: Subgenus Petteromys. Nineteen species-group names have been associated with D. campestris by different authors in various combinations, as summarized by Lay (1983), who also noted that most opinions lacked supportive evidence and that some of the synonyms are unidentifiable or nomina nuda. Lay (1983) remarked that although most authors followed Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) in listing quadrimaculatus equivocally under G. nanus, it should be kept separate until a revision is available. ...  
    In Wilson and Reeder (2005) Dipodillus campestris is listed with author citation (Loche, 1867); Loche's publication is a later homonym, and the senior homonym was published by Levaillant, 1857 (see Ellerman 1966: 631 and Trouessart 1897: 463)  



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