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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.
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This suggested that the adult gerbilles were quite variable in their body mass, and could enter any of the mass classes.
It was also observed that male gerbilles appeared to grow to greater body weight than the females.