Meriones unguiculatus

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Meriones unguiculatus


Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Gerbillinae
Genus: Meriones
Species: Meriones unguiculatus


Meriones unguiculatus (Milne-Edwards, 1867)

Type locality: China, N Shanxi, 10 mi (16 km) NE of Tschang-Kur, Eul-che san hao (= Ershi san hao).


  • Gerbillus unguiculatus Milne-Edwards, 1867
  • Meriones koslovi (Satunin, 1903)
  • Meriones kurauchii Mori, 1930
  • Meriones chihfengensis Mori, 1939
  • Pallasiomys unguiculatus selenginus Heptner, 1949


  • Milne-Edwards, A. 1867. Observations sur quelques mammiferes du nord de la Chine. Annales Des Sciences Naturelles comprenant la zoologie, ser. 7, 5: 377.
  • Satunin, K. A. 1903. Neue Nagetiere aus Centralasien. Annuaire du Musee Zoologique de l'Academie d. Sciences de St. Petersbourg, 7: 553.
  • Mori, T. 1929-1930. On four new small mammals from Manchuria. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonensis, 12: 417.
  • Mori, T. 1939. Mammalia of Jehol and district north of it. Report of the first scientific expedition to Manchoukuo, sect. 5, div. 2, 4: 30.
  • Heptner, W. G. 1949. Notes on gerbills (Gerbillidae, Glires). XIV. New data on the distribution and geographical variation on the Mongolian gerbil. Bulletin of the Moscow Society for the Study of Nature, 54: 303.
  • Gulotta, E. F. 1971. Meriones unguiculatus. Mammalian Species, 3: 1–5.
  • Kaneko, Y., and K. Maeda. 2002. A list of scientific names and the types of mammals published by Japanese researchers. Mammalian Science, 42(1): 1–21. Abstract


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mongolian Gerbil, Mongolian Jird
suomi: Mongoliangerbiili, mongolianhyppymyyrä
polski: Suwak mongolski
svenska: Vanlig ökenråtta