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- n. Any of various rodents of the genera Meriones, Sekeetamys, Brachiones, and sometimes Pachyuromys, an agricultural pest.
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- n. Any of several North African gerbils.
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- n. gerbil of northern Africa
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Common rodents are gerbil Gerbillus dasyurus and the Sundevall's jird Meriones crassus.
Cheng's jird is a gerbil that is classified by IUCN as critically endangered.
This ecoregion contains a single endemic mammal, Cheng's jird (Meriones chengi).
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Most of these species are small mammals and include four-toed jerboa (Allactaga tetradactyla, EN), North African gerbil (Gerbillus campestris), James's gerbil (G. jamesi), pale gerbil (G. perpallidus), lesser short-tailed gerbil (G. simoni) and sand gerbil (G. syrticus, CR), fat-tailed gerbil (Pachyuromys duprasi), and Shaw's jird (Meriones shawi).
Small mammals and their predators are also abundant,, including hyrax (Procavia capensis), brown hare (Lepus capensis), spiny mouse (Acomys spp.), large North African gerbil (Gerbillus campestris), Nigerian gerbil (G. nigeriae), bushy-tailed jird (Sekeetamys calurus) and three different fox species, Rueppel's sandfox (Vulpes rueppelli), sand fox (Vulpes pallida) and Fennec fox (Fennecus zerda).
Most of these endemics are rodents, including Dahl’s jird (Meriones dahli, EN) and the recently described Microtus quzvinensis, a vole from northern Iran.