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Gerbil Species

There are many species of gerbil but only a few species are kept in captivity as pets, the most common being the Mongolian Gerbil.

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Alternative Names

Buxton's Jird

Meriones sacramenti

Negev Gerbil, Negev Jird

Cheng's Jird

Meriones chengi

 

Indian Desert Jird

Meriones hurrianae

Indian Desert Gerbil

Libyan Jird

Meriones libycus

 

King Jird

Meriones rex

 

Midday Gerbil

Meriones meridianus

Chinese Gerbil

Mongolian Gerbil

Meriones unguiculatus

Clawed Jird

Persian Jird

Meriones persicus

 

Shaw's Jird

Meriones shawi

 

Sundevall's Jird

Meriones crassus

Silky Jird

Tamarisk Gerbil

Meriones tamariscinus

Tamarisk Jird, Grebenchikova Gerbil

Tristram's Jird

Meriones tristrami

Asia Minor Gerbil

Vinogradov's Gerbil

Meriones vinogradovi

 

Zarudny's Gerbil

Meriones zarudnyi

 

Baluchistan Gerbil

Gerbillus nanus

 

Burton's Gerbil

Gerbillus burtoni

 

Charming Dipodil

Gerbillus amoenus

 

Cheesman's Gerbil

Gerbillus cheesmani

 

Greater Egyptian Gerbil

Gerbillus pyramidum

 

Lesser Egyptian Gerbil

Gerbillus gerbillus

 

Pallid Gerbil

Gerbillus perpallidus

 

Rock Gerbil

Gerbillus campestris

 

Wagner's Dipodil

Gerbillus dasyurus

 

Duprasi

Pachyuromys duprasis

Fat-Tailed Gerbil

Bushy-Tailed Jird

Taterillus gracilis

 

Emin's Gerbil

Taterillus emini

 

Indian Gerbil

Tatera indica

 

Guinea Gerbil

Tatera guineae

 

Kemp's Gerbil

Tatera valida

 

King Gerbil

Tatera boehmi

 

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