IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The lesser Egyptian gerbil is a medium-sized gerbil. Fur on the upperparts of the body varies in color from pale yellowish orange to reddish orange and white on the underparts. Hairs of the upperparts with gray bases, on the side with white bases. Feet white.Eyes large and ringed with white. Ears unpigmented but the margin of it black in color. Suborbital, supraorbital and postauricular areas whitish in color. Large and white patch on the rump. Tail long with brush at the tip varies in color from gray to brown, and about more than one-third of the tail length. Palm and sole of the feet with hairs.

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