Lesser short-tailed gerbil

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Lesser short-tailed gerbil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Dipodillus
Species: D. simoni
Binomial name
Dipodillus simoni
Lataste, 1881

The lesser short-tailed gerbil (Dipodillus simoni) is distributed mainly from eastern Morocco to Egypt. It is also known as Simon's dipodil. After morphological and molecular studies in 2010 Dipodillus was ranged as a subgenus of Gerbillus, and Dipodillus simoni was renamed into Gerbillus simoni.[1]


  1. ^ Elsevier; Awatef Abiadh; M'barek Chetoui; Taher Lamine-Cheniti; Ernesto Capanna (2010). "Molecular phylogenetics of the genus Gerbillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae): Implications for systematics, taxonomy and chromosomal evolution. "Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution" (PDF). 56 (2): 513–518. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2010.07.003. Retrieved 12 February 2014.