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SPECIES Gerbillus (Gerbillus) cheesmani

Author:Thomas, 1919.
Citation:J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 26: 748.
Common Name:Cheesman’s Gerbil
Type Locality:Iraq, Lower Euphrates, near Basra.
Distribution:SW Iran, C and S Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, North Yemen, South Yemen, and Kuwait (see Al-Jumaily, 1998; Harrison and Bates, 1991; Lay and Nadler, 1975), and S Jordan (Qumsiyeh, 1996).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Gerbillus. Reviewed by Lay and Nadler (1975), Lay (1983), Harrison and Bates (1991), and Pavlinov et al. (1990). Chromosomal polymorphism among samples from Kuwait was reported by Badr and Asker (1980). Detailed comparisons between Qatarian G. cheesmani and G. nanus in cranial morphology discussed by Madkour (1984).



    arduus Cheesman and Hinton, 1924
    maritimus Sanborn and Hoogstraal, 1953

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