jerboa

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jerboa

small, long-tailed rodent with long hindlimbs adapted to jumping. There are many species, including the Egyptian jerboa, Jaculus jaculus.
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In this study, Bartonella genogroups D, E, and G were isolated from animals in the family Muridae, and Bartonella genogroup B was isolated from animals in the family Dipodidae.
199 The evolution of bipedal locomotion in jerboas, desert rodents of the family Dipodidae, makes them marvelously adapted to running.
The Gobi and Turkestan Deserts, for example, share many higher faunal elements, being dominated by rodents in the families Muridae and Dipodidae (Mares 1993a).