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Gerbillinae  Gray, 1825
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632553

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
  Synonym(s): Merioninae Heptner, 1933
    Rhombomyinae Heptner, 1933
    Taterillinae Chaline, Mein and F. Petter, 1977
    Ammodillini Pavlinov, 1981
    Desmodilliscina Pavlinov, 1982
    Pachyuromyina Pavlinov, 1982
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyGerbillinae Gray, 1825  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Ammodillus Thomas, 1904  
                                              Genus Brachiones Thomas, 1925  
                                              Genus Desmodilliscus Wettstein, 1916  
                                              Genus Desmodillus Thomas and Schwann, 1904  
                                              Genus Dipodillus Lataste, 1881  
                                              Genus Gerbilliscus Thomas, 1897  
                                              Genus Gerbillurus Shortridge, 1942 – Hairy-footed Gerbils 
                                              Genus Gerbillus Desmarest, 1804 – Gerbils 
                                              Genus Meriones Illiger, 1811 – Jirds 
                                              Genus Microdillus Thomas, 1910  
                                              Genus Pachyuromys Lataste, 1880  
                                              Genus Psammomys Cretzschmar, 1828 – Sand Rats 
                                              Genus Rhombomys Wagner, 1841  
                                              Genus Sekeetamys Ellerman, 1947  
                                              Genus Tatera Lataste, 1882 – Large Naked-soled Gerbils 
                                              Genus Taterillus Thomas, 1910 – Small Naked-soled Gerbils 

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Gerbillinae    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Gerbillinae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Gerbillinae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Gerbillinae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Gerbillinae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Whether viewed as a subfamily of Cricetidae or Muridae (Alston, 1876; Carleton and Musser, 1984; Ellerman, 1941; McKenna and Bell, 1997; Miller and Gidley, 1918; Musser and Carleton, 1993; Simpson, 1945; Thomas, 1896) or a separate family (Chaline et al., 1977; Pavlinov et al., 1990, 1995a; Reig, 1980; Wessels, 1998, 1999), species of gerbils form a distinct group defined by a suite of derived morphological traits. In a series of reports, Pavlinov (1980a, 1981a, b, 1982a, 1984b, 1985, 1986,...  



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