Cheng's jird

Cheng's jird (Meriones chengi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It was named in honour of the Chinese zoologist Professor Tso-hsin Cheng. It is found only in the Turpan Depression of eastern Xinjiang, China.

Cheng's jird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Meriones
M. chengi
Binomial name
Meriones chengi
Wang, 1964


  1. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Meriones chengi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2011.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 980. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.