from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The type genus of the Gerbillinae, comprising the typical gerbils{1}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and leading genus of Gerbillinœ, containing upward of 40 species, of which the Egyptian gerbil, G. œgyptiacus, is one of the best-known; another is G. longifrons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Gerbillinae: typical gerbils


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  • The endemic fauna of the desert include lizards such as Tropidurus peruvianus, T. theresiae, T. Thoracicus, Ctenoblepharis adspersus, the ratón de sechura Phyllotis gerbillus, butterflies of the family Pieridae and an endangered bird like the Phytotoma raymondii.

    Sechura desert


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