Hoogstraal's gerbil

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Hoogstraal's gerbil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Gerbillus
Species: G. hoogstraali
Binomial name
Gerbillus hoogstraali
(Lay, 1975)

Hoogstraal's gerbil (Gerbillus hoogstraali) is distributed mainly in southwestern Morocco. There are thought to be less than 250 individuals in existence.

The specific epithet honors American entomologist and parasitologist Harry Hoogstraal.

References[edit]

  • Aulagnier (2004). "Gerbillus hoogstraali". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 May 2006. — Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is near threatened