Greater Egyptian gerbil

Greater Egyptian gerbil

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

 

The Greater egyptian 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 greater Egyptian gerbil
A young / baby of a greater Egyptian gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A greater Egyptian gerbil group is called a 'horde'.
Countries
Chad, Egypt, Mali, Niger and Sudan
Greater Egyptian gerbil habitats
Desert, Hot Desert, Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Some facts about the
Greater Egyptian gerbil

Adult weight : 0.037 kg (0.0814 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :74 days

Male maturity : 73 days

Gestation : 21 days

Weaning : 21 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 5

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.011 kg (0.0242 lbs)

Body mass : 0.109 kg (0.2398 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the greater Egyptian gerbil

While most common in Egypt and Siani, the Greater Egyptian Gerbil is found throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

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