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Arabian Small Gerbil
Gerbillus nanus arabium (Thomas, 1918)

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Gerbillus nanus arabium - Arabian Small Gerbil

Gerbillus nanus arabium (Thomas, 1918) - Arabian Small Gerbil

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Author: Klaus Rudloff  [Other photographs by this author]

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Arabian Small Gerbil or Arabian Baluchistan Gerbil - Gerbillus nanus arabium Thomas, 1918 is the most widespreat subspecies of Gerbillus nanus (Southwest Iraq, Arabian peninsula). The English name Baluchistan Gerbil will be not allways right for this species, which is distributed from Morocco to Somalia and through Arabia peninsula to Western Pakistan (Baluchistan). The German Name is Arabische Kleinrennmaus (nanus = klein, small). I propose and prefer the English name Small Gerbil.

Oranim College near Nazareth, 22 April 2007
See Mendelsson & Yom-Tov (1999): Mammalia of Israel, and
Harrison & Bates(1991): The Mammals of Arabia

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Israel, Oranim College near Nazareth

22 April 2007

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