Five-toed pygmy jerboa

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Five-toed pygmy jerboa
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dipodidae
Subfamily: Cardiocraniinae
Tribe: Cardiocraniini
Vinogradov, 1925
Genus: Cardiocranius
Satunin, 1903
Species: C. paradoxus
Binomial name
Cardiocranius paradoxus
Satunin, 1903

The five-toed pygmy jerboa (Cardiocranius paradoxus) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Cardiocranius.[citation needed] It is found in China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. Its natural habitat is temperate desert. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Batsaikhan, N., Avirmed, D. & Tinnin, D. (2008). Cardiocranius paradoxus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  • Holden, M. E. and G. G. Musser. 2005. Family Dipodidae. Pp. 871-893 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.