Meriones meridianus dahli
Animal in Armenia
Հարավային ավազամուկ ("Haravayin avazamuk")
Rare species. Has tendency to decrease.
Habitat in Armenia
Number in the wild
20 – 90 species per hectare of living territory found near Horovan village in 1958 – 1969. Nowadays the number has decreased, and is 2 – 5 species per hectare.
Reasons for decrease in number
Degradation of the territories. Use of the sand for construction purposes.
Number in captivity
Measures of protection taken
Part of natural habitat is covered by Khosrov Nature Reserve.