Gerbil mouse

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Gerbil mouse
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to recent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Malacothrix
Wagner, 1843
Species: M. typica
Binomial name
Malacothrix typica
(A. Smith, 1834)

The gerbil mouse (Malacothrix typica) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, hot deserts, and temperate deserts.