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Subfamily Gerbillinae Gray 1825 (gerbil)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Muridae

Alternative spellings: Gerbillidae, Gerbillina

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. Annals of Philosophy, new series. An outline of an attempt at the disposition of Mammalia into Tribes and Families, with a list of genera apparently appertaining to each Tribe 337-344

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

Sister taxa: Aethomys, Afrocricetodontinae, Allorattus, Antemus, Anthracomys, Apodemus, Arvicanthis, Bolomys, Castillomys, Castorina, Castromys, Centralomys, Chiropodomys, Colomys, Dasymys, Deomyinae, Echymina, Gerbua, Grammomys, Hapalomys, Huaxiamys, Huerzelerimys, Hydromina, Hyomys, Karnimata, Lemniscomys, Mastacomys, Mastomys, Micromys, Mikrotia, Murina, Murinae, Myocricetodontinae, Myotomys, Nesokia, Occitanomys, Ochrotomys, Orientalomys, Papagomys, Pappocricetodontinae, Paraethomys, Parapelomys, Parapodemus, Parotomys, Pelomys, Praomys, Proceromys, Progonomys, Pseudocricetodontinae, Rhabdomys, Rhagapodemus, Rhagomys, Saccostomus, Saidomys, Steatomys, Stephanomys, Tachyoryctoidinae, Thallomys, Thamnomys, Valerimys, Zelotomys, Zhungaromys

Subtaxa: Epimeriones, Gerbillurus, Gerbillus, Meriones, Pseudomeriones, Tatera

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore