http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/issues/zoo-98-22-2/zoo-22-2-3-97042.pdf, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09397140.2013.810866#.UlNd4dLoaSo, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Williams%27_jerboa&oldid=985039217, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 16:07. This is a picture of the Long Eared Jerboa's food chain. Its tail is twice its body length, giving it good balance when it runs and jumps.  Some species of the jerboa family have long ears like a rabbit, whilst others have ears that are short like those of a mouse or rat. The length of its body is 180 mm and its tail is 260 mm. Ercüment, Colak. Allactaga elater: information (1) Allactaga elater: pictures (2) Allactaga elater: specimens (5) Species Allactaga euphratica Euphrates jerboa. Point of Contact: email@example.com. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria.  In most cases burrows are constructed with an emergency exit that ends just below the surface or opens at the surface but is not strongly obstructed. The small forelegs are not used for locomotion. The Balikun jerboa is endemic to the Balikun region of Xinjiang province of China, its range extending into Mongolia where it occurs in the eastern parts of the Gobi Desert. The jerboa (from Arabic: جربوع jarbūʻ) forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. Jerboas are rodents. name = Balikun Jerboa status = LR/lc | status_system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodent ia familia = Dipodidae genus = "Allactaga " subgenus = "Orientallactaga " species = "A. balikunica" The tail of a jerboa is used to balance the creature when it is hopping and "as a prop when the jerboa is sitting upright" When frightened jerboas speed away in bounding leaps, like kangaroos. The upper parts are ochre-brown to reddish-brown, a white band stretches from the base of the tail across the hips, and the underparts are white.  Jerboas form the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Classification.  Some species are preyed on by little owls (Athene noctua) in central Asia. They are characteristically known as hopping rodents. Species Allactaga bullata Gobi jerboa. Species Allactaga elater small five-toed jerboa. Similar to the other jerboas in the Allactaga genus, the Williams' Jerboa are small hopping rodents of desert regions and have large ears and a long tail. The permanent summer burrow is actively used throughout the summer and the young are raised there. Jerboas are mouselike, with bodies ranging from 5 to 15 cm (2 to 5.9 inches) in length and long tails of 7 to 25 cm. Little is known about parental investment in long-eared jerboas. The Gobi Jerboa (Allactaga bullata) is a species of rodent in the Dipodidae family.It is found in China and Mongolia.Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and temperate desert. , When chased, jerboas can run at up to 24 kilometres per hour (15 mph). Facebook. It is found in China and Mongolia. This may explain why evolution of bipedal locomotion is favored in desert dwelling rodents that forage in open habitats.. Hosted by the USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis. incertae sedis. We embarked on a month long journey, first to visit the long-eared jerboa study site in the Little Gobi, two days drive south of Ulan Batar, and then to the camel project in the Great Gobi Special Protected Area, four days drive to the west. The Gobi jerboa is similar to Allactaga sibericain color. This colour usually matches the jerboa habitat (an example of cryptic colouration). They come out at … Some species opportunistically eat beetles and other insects they come across. The Dipodidae, or dipodids, are a family of rodents found across the Northern Hemisphere, the sole family in the superfamily Dipodoidea.This family includes over 50 species among the 16 genera. Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. 17. "Diet of the Long Eared Owl, Asio Otus, in Central Anatolia (Aves: Strigidae). Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species Nomenclatural_Code; Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Rodentia: Dipodidae: Allactaga: bullata: ICZN: Name Authority: data migration. Phylum: Chordata: Class: Mammalia: Order: Rodentia: Family: Dipodidae: Genus: Allactaga: Subgenus: Allactaga: Species: A. firouzi: Binomial name; Allactaga firouzi Womochel, 1978: The Iranian jerboa (Allactaga firouzi) is a rodent of the family Dipodidae and subfamily Allactaginae. Definitions of blanford s jerboa, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of blanford s jerboa, analogical dictionary of blanford s jerboa (English) ... Phylum: Chordata: Class: Mammalia: Order: Rodentia: Family: Dipodidae: Genus: Jaculus: Species: J. blanfordi: Binomial name; Jaculus blanfordi (Murray, 1884) Synonyms; turcmenicus Vinogradov & Bondar, 1949. , Most jerboas rely on plant material as the main component of their diet, but they cannot eat hard seeds. Contribution to the Biological Characteristics of Allactaga williamsi Thomas, 1897 in Kırıkkale Province (Mammalia: Rodentia). The genus Allactaga contains the four and five-toed jerboas of Asia.. Characteristics. 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