Nigerian gerbil

Nigerian gerbil

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Gerbillus nigeriae

 

The Nigerian gerbil is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Nigerian gerbil
A young / baby of a Nigerian gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Nigerian gerbil group is called a 'horde'.

Facts about the Nigerian gerbil

The Nigerian gerbil is endemic to the ecoregion, but the other mammal species are also found in the Cameroonian Highlands. (Full text)

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