Meriones Illiger 1811 (jird)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Gerbillinae according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

See also Geraads 1980, Gray 1825 and Illiger 1811

Sister taxa: Epimeriones, Gerbillurus, Gerbillus, Pseudomeriones, Tatera

Subtaxa: Meriones unguiculatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Algeria (7 collections), Greece (1), Israel (2), Morocco (6), the Russian Federation (1), Syria (1), Tajikistan (2)

• Pliocene of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 21 collections including 24 occurrences

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