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SPECIES Gerbillus (Hendecapleura) famulus

Author:Yerbury and Thomas, 1895.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1895: 551.
Common Name:Black-tufted Gerbil
Type Locality:South Yemen, Aden, Lehej.
Distribution:Endemic to South Yemen and North Yemen (see Harrison and Bates, 1991:272).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Hendecapleura. A large and elegant gerbil whose morphology, geographic range, and ecology were elucidated by Harrison and Bates (1991); also reviewed by Pavlinov et al. (1990).
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