Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Dendromurinae
Species : Malacothrix typica
The Gerbil mouse 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 gerbil mouseA young / baby of a gerbil mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A gerbil mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Gerbil mouse habitatsDesert, Dry savanna, Hot Desert, Savanna, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland and Temperate Desert
Facts about the gerbil mouse
About the gerbil, Mouse is her name, my cat’s name is Turtle.
Gerbil Mouse or Malacothrix typica is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .More animals beginning with G