Hotson's jerboa

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Hotson's Jerboa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dipodidae
Genus: Allactaga
Subgenus: Allactaga
Species: A. hotsoni
Binomial name
Allactaga hotsoni
Thomas, 1920

Hotson's Jerboa (Allactaga hotsoni) is a species of rodent in the Dipodidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. Named by Oldfield Thomas after John Ernest Buttery Hotson who collected specimens in Baluchistan during 1918-1920.


  1. ^ Shenbrot, G. & Molur, S. (2008). Allactaga hotsoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
  • Holden, M. E. and G. G. Musser. 2005. 'Family Dipodidae', Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, pp. 871-893.
  • Thomas, Oldfield. 1920. 'Some new Mammals from Baluchistan and North-West India', Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 936-937.