Species Details

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Indian Gerbil Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tatera indica
Family : Muridae
Order : Rodentis
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Antilope Rat
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland, Grassland, Desert
Description : Indian gerbils are relatively small rodents, typically measuring around 12 to 18 centimeters in length, with a tail that is roughly the same length as their body.
The fur of Indian gerbils can range from sandy brown to greyish-brown, with a white belly and a long, furry tail.
Indian gerbils are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plants and animals. Their diet may include seeds, fruits, insects, and small vertebrates such as lizards.
Indian gerbils are primarily active at night and are known to burrow in sandy soil. They are social animals and can live in groups, although males may become territorial during breeding season.
Indian gerbils are sexually mature at around 3 months of age and can produce litters of up to 7 pups. They can breed throughout the year, although breeding may be more common during the rainy season.
The Indian gerbil is not currently considered to be a threatened species.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:wikipedia,iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Thomas Hardwicke(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardwicke), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.