IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Greater Egyptian gerbil is the largest gerbil in Egypt. Fur on the upperparts varies in color from orange-brown to tawny-grey, with dark stripe. Eyes promi­nent. Ears small and pigmented. The hairs of the underparts and feet white to base. Patch on the rump white. Tail long, Tail brush brown, about one-third or more of the tail length. Upper surface of tail as upperparts and sides of the body, ventral surface entirely white. Palm and sole of the feet with hairs.

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