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Pouched gerbil

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The pouched gerbil (Desmodilliscus braueri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodilliscus and the subtribe Desmodilliscina.

Pouched gerbil
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene to Recent
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Desmodilliscus
Wettstein, 1916
D. braueri
Binomial name
Desmodilliscus braueri
Wettstein, 1916

It is found across western Africa from Mauritania east to Sudan. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

This species is probably the smallest of the familia Muridae. It weighs 6 to 14 grams, its length is 4 to 8 cm without the shorter, poorly haired tail.[1]



  • Granjon, L. 2004. Desmodilliscus braueri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • 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. 1212. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.