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Meriones hurrianae (Indian desert jird)

Synonyms: Cheliones hurrianae collinus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Indian desert jird, Meriones hurrianae, is a species of jird found mainly in the Thar Desert in India. Jirds are closely related to gerbils.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.55
EDGE Score: 2.45


Adult Weight [1]  70 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Baluchistan xeric woodlands Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Indus Valley desert Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Kuh Rud and Eastern Iran montane woodlands Iran Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Thar desert India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands


Parasitized by 
Hymenolepis diminuta <Unverified Name>[3]
Rictularia ratti <Unverified Name>[3]
Streptopharagus indicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Syphacia obvelata[3]
Trichuris barusi <Unverified Name>[3]
Vampirolepis fraterna[3]
Vampirolepis nana <Unverified Name>[3]
Xenopsylla astia[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Moscow Zoological Park
Sharjah Breeding Centre For Endangered
Zoologick√° a botanick√° zahrada Plzen

Range Map

Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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