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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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Our study utilized 35 specimens of small five-toed jerboas from the eastern and central regions of Iran (Fig.
This study involved using inverse dynamics to calculate the forces exerted by bipedal jerboas when jumping vertically, as well as the relative contributions of individual muscles and tendons to the jump.
During the course of zoologic investigations in Mongolia during 2002, 2005, and 2006, 133 rodents (gerbils, jerboas, and squirrels) were trapped by standard methods (5), dissected, and cataloged (Figure).
But since November last year, a family of jerboas have been let loose here in Qatar.
This species is one of poorest known species of the genus Allactaga and jerboas in general.
Within seconds, the search parties had vanished into the upcountry, abandoning the empty wheelbarrows to the scurrying of jerboas.
Jerboas are small desert rodents with long legs, short arms and big ears, known for their ability to leap.
In Asia and northern Africa, this type of rodent is represented by the jerboas (the family Dipodidae); in North America, it is represented by the kangaroo mice and kangaroo rats (family Heteromyidae); in the deserts of Australia, it is represented by the jerboa-rat (Notomys, family Muridae) and the kultarr (Antechinomys, family Dasyuridae); and, in the deserts of southern Africa, it is represented by the springhare (Pedetes, family Pedetidae).
Among its thrilling stories of wolves and other mega- vertebrates was a fascinating and lengthy tale about two kangaroo rats or jerboas.
Dipodillus, Desmodillus, Gerbillus, Meriones, Rhombomys, Tatera), and the Dipodidae, including 11 genera of jerboas and their relatives (e.
White-tipped tails as species-specific characters are not uncommon among ricochetal rodents such as kangaroo rats (Heteromyidae), jerboas (Dipodidae), jumping mice (Zapodidae) and some similarly specialized members of the family Cricetidae.