Sand gerbil

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Sand gerbil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Gerbillus
G. syrticus
Binomial name
Gerbillus syrticus
(Misonne, 1974)

The sand gerbil (Gerbillus syrticus) is distributed mainly in northeastern Libya. Less than 250 individuals are thought to be left in existence. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the pygmy gerbil.


  • Schlitter & Granjon (2004). "Gerbillus syrticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is listed as data deficient