Pygmy gerbil

Pygmy gerbil

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


The Pygmy 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 pygmy gerbil
A young / baby of a pygmy gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A pygmy gerbil group is called a 'horde'.

Facts about the pygmy gerbil

JessicaBarker Gerbillurus (northern pygmy gerbil) is found in deserts of Ethiopian regions and has acquired hairy soles, long hindlimbs, a long tail and salatorial locomotion. (Full text)

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