Gerbil leaf-eared mouse

The gerbil leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis gerbillus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Peru.

Gerbil leaf-eared mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Phyllotis
P. gerbillus
Binomial name
Phyllotis gerbillus
(Thomas, 1900)

It has been discovered that P. amicus and P. gerbillius are closely related as sister species. However, P. gerbilllius belongs to the clade Phyllotis, which contains amicus, andium, and gerbellius while wolffsohni belongs to Tapecomys. [2] Measurements of 35 P. gerbillus adults were as follows; total length of 83.2 ± 0.72 (77-96 in ); tail 78.1 ± 1.13 (62-90 in); greatest length of skull, 23.44 ± 0.09 (22.2 - 24.5 in); zygomatic breadth, 12.32 ± 0.04 (11.7 -13.0 in) and weight, 17.37 ± 0.50 (14-25). This data excluded pregnant females.[3]


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