A Brief Introduction to Botta’s Gerbil

1. Botta’s gerbil has the scientific name dipodillus bottai
2. It is found in Sudan and northern kenya
3. It was listed as a species of least concern in 2006
4. It is known from a few specimens taken from four or five localities in a small area between the white and blue nile rivers.
5. It was discovered by the French zoologist Fernand Lataste in 1882 who named it gerbilus bottai
6. It is a small gerbil species
7. It has sandy brown upper parts and pure white underparts and limbs
8. It has a long tail that is bi-colored with dark hairs above and pale hairs below.
9. The hairs at the tip of its tail form a small tuft.
10. It is part of the family muridae