gerbil

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gerbil

Gerbillus spp. or Tatera spp.

Mongolian gerbil
Meriones unguiculatus; a small rodent, native to desert regions in Mongolia and China, related to the gerbil. Typically has an agouti coat but other colors have been developed. Have fully furred tails, ears and footpads. Called also jird.