Indian hairy-footed gerbil

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Indian hairy-footed gerbil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Gerbillus
Species: G. gleadowi
Binomial name
Gerbillus gleadowi
(Murray, 1886)

The Indian hairy-footed gerbil (Gerbillus gleadowi) is a species of gerbil found mainly in Pakistan and northwestern India,

They inhabit dry, sandy, and rocky country with sparse vegetation. Their burrows are often closed with sand. They feed nocturnally on seeds, roots, nuts, grasses and insects.

They breed throughout the year. Their gestation period is 20–22 days, with litters of four or five naked pups, on average. The young open their eyes at 16–20 days, and they are weaned by their parents after a month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molur, S. (2016). "Gerbillus gleadowi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T9124A22463825. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T9124A22463825.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 

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