Desert Animals

Great Jerboa
Great Jerboa
Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Seeds, insects
Order: Rodentia: Rodents
Size: body:19 - 15 cm (3 1/2 - 6 in), tail: 16 - 22 cm (6 1/4 - 8 1/2 in)
Family: Dipodidae: Jerboas Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Allactaga major Habitat: Allactaga major
Range: Russia: Ukraine, east to China

Size of Great JerboaThe great jerboa and 8 of the 9 other species in the genus Allactaga have five toes on each hind foot. Great jerboas feed on seeds and insects, which they find by combing through the sand with the long slender claws on their front feet. They are nocturnal, spending the day in burrows; they also hibernate in burrows. One or two litters are produced each year. 

Range of Great Jerboa
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