Moroccan jird

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Moroccan jird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Meriones
Species: M. grandis
Binomial name
Meriones grandis
Cabrera, 1907

The Moroccan jird (Meriones grandis) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. The species was first discovered by Ángel Cabrera in 1907.[2] It is endemic to Morocco, northern Algeria, and Tunisia.[1] It had been included as part of Shaw's jird (Meriones shawi), but was considered in 2000 to be a separate species.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Hutterer, R. (2008). "Meriones grandis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1235. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.