A Brief Guide to the Lesser Short-Tailed Gerbil

1. The scientific name for the lesser short-tailed gerbil is Gerbillus Simoni
2. It has a shorter tail than other Gerbillus species
3. They have large eyes and ears which hint at their nocturnal activities.
4. They can measure up to 19cm
5. They reside in Algeria, Egypt, Lybia, Morocco, and Tunisia
6. They are found in stope grassland and cultivated areas, particularly areas of cropland
7. They are classified as a species of least concern
8. Its tail is dark on its upper parts and white underneath
9. They have whitish patches in their rump which make them easier to find in darkness.
10. They live in simple burrows underground



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