Lake Chad gerbil

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Lake Chad gerbil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Taterillus
T. lacustris
Binomial name
Taterillus lacustris
(Thomas & Wroughton, 1907)

The Lake Chad gerbil or Lake Chad tateril (Taterillus lacustris) is a species of gerbil found in Cameroon and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and arable land.


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