Species Gerbillurus tytonis (Bauer and Niethammer, 1960) (Namib dune gerbil)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Rodentia
  • ---- family: Muridae
  • ----- species: Gerbillurus tytonis
Characteristics:omnivore; length: 22cm, tail-length: 12cm; reddish-brown fur on the back, white below; tuft of long hair at the tip of the tail; white spots above the eyes; large hindfeet with hairy soles;
Namib desert
References:Stuart and Stuart 2007: 114
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