Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER RODENTIA  --> SUBORDER MYOMORPHA  --> SUPERFAMILY Muroidea  --> FAMILY Muridae  --> SUBFAMILY Gerbillinae  --> GENUS Meriones  --> SUBGENUS Pallasiomys

SPECIES Meriones (Pallasiomys) sacramenti

Author:Thomas, 1922.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 10: 552.
Common Name:Buxton’s Jird
Type Locality:Israel, 10 mi (16 km) S Beersheba.
Distribution:A small range in Israel (on coastal plain south of the Yarqon River and in the N Negev) and NE Sinai Peninsula of Egypt (Harrison and Bates, 1991; Osborn and Helmy, 1980).
Status:IUCN – Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Pallasiomys. A distinctive Israeli and Sinai endemic, reviewed by Osborn and Helmy (1980), Pavlinov et al. (1990), Harrison and Bates (1991), Qumsiyeh (1996), and Mendelssohn and Yom-Tov (1999). Apparently most closely related to M. shawi and M. libycus in its morphology (see Harrison and Bates, 1991, and references therein).



    legeri Aharoni, 1932

  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to