Gerbillus

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Gerbillus
Temporal range: Pliocene–Recent
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Gerbillus perpallidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Tribe: Gerbillini
Subtribe: Gerbillina
Genus: Gerbillus
Desmarest, 1804
Subgenera

Hendecapleura
Gerbillus
Dipodillus[1]

Gerbillus is a genus that contains most common gerbils. Traditionally the genera Dipodillus and Microdillus have been included in this genus by some authorities. In 2010, after morphological and molecular studies Dipodillus was ranged as a subgenus of Gerbillus[1].

Species[edit]

Genus Gerbillus

References[edit]

  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  1. ^ a b c Elsevier; Awatef Abiadh, M'barek Chetoui, Taher Lamine-Cheniti, Ernesto Capanna (2010). "Molecular phylogenetics of the genus Gerbillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae): Implications for systematics, taxonomy and chromosomal evolution. "Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution" 56 (2). pp. 513–518. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2010.07.003. Retrieved 12 February 2014.