Pygmy gerbil

Pygmy gerbil

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Gerbillus henleyi

The pygmy gerbil is distributed mainly in Algeria to Israel and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as Henley's gerbil or pygmy dipodil. Gerbillus henleyi is a long-tailed small gerbil with a back coat that is dark grey-brown which has specific white spots, and the species has small upper molars. Gerbillus henleyi, like other species of the Genus Gerbillus, forage nocturnally and have mainly a plant based diet, and also depend on those dietary items for energy and water.

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References

1. Pygmy gerbil Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_gerbil
2. Pygmy gerbil on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/9127/115090818

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