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SPECIES Gerbillus (Hendecapleura) syrticus

Author:Misonne, 1974.
Citation:Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 50: 1.
Common Name:Sand Gerbil
Type Locality:Libya, 12 km N Nofilia.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN – Critically Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Hendecapleura. Relationship of G. syrticus has to be evaluated in a taxonomic revision in Lay’s opinion (1983), but Pavlinov et al. (1990) included it in G. henleyi with a question. We list it as a separate species pending revisionary study of the genus.



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