Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Gerbillus dasyurus
The Wagner's gerbil is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 WagnerA young / baby of a Wagner is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Wagner group is called a 'horde'.
CountriesBahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
Facts about the Wagner's gerbil
Like most other exotic gerbils, Wagner's Gerbil isn't widely kept as a pet.
The main, clear difference between this species and Wagnerâ€™s gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus) is that the Baluchistan gerbil has a spot of hairs directly above the basis of the tail which have a white hair basis, whereas Wagnerâ€™s gerbil lacks this spot.
Wagner's Gerbil is a very common species in the Jordanian Desert.More animals beginning with W