Pale gerbil

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Pale gerbil
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Gerbillus
Species:
G. perpallidus
Binomial name
Gerbillus perpallidus
Setzer, 1958

The pale gerbil (Gerbillus perpallidus) is endemic to Egypt and is distributed mainly in the northwestern part of the country. It is also known as the pallid gerbil. The pale gerbil has pale orange fur, with white underparts, white forelimbs and white feet. The ears are unpigmented and the soles of the feet are haired, which is a characteristic of sand-dwelling gerbils.[1]

It averages 22 to 27 cm in length, and weights 26-49 g.[1]

As pets[edit]

The pale or pallid gerbil, usually shortened to pallid by enthusiasts, is recommended as a good second species for those with experience of keeping Mongolian jirds (gerbils).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gerbillus perpallidus Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine ARKive
  • Schlitter & Granjon (2004). "Gerbillus perpallidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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