Burton's gerbil

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Burton's gerbil
Gerbillus burtoni.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Gerbillinae
Genus: Gerbillus
Species: G. burtoni
Binomial name
Gerbillus burtoni
(F. Cuvier, 1838)[1]

Burton's gerbil, Gerbillus burtoni is distributed mainly in Darfur, Sudan. Less than 250 individuals of this species of gerbil are thought to persist in the wild. It may have been named after Edward Burton,[2] who had the gerbil in his menagerie, obtained from Darfur and described by Frédéric Cuvier.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cuvier, F. (1838). "Memoire sur les Gerboises et les Gerbilles". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: 131–148. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1839.tb00013.x. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (7 October 2009). "Burton, E.". The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. JHU Press. p. 66. ISBN 9780801895333. Retrieved 19 November 2016.