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Iowa State University Veterinarian

Article Title

The Mongolian Gerbil

Collection

Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

Call Number

SF601 V65

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Mongolian Dark-clawed jird, Meriones unguiculatus has become an increasingly popular pet and laboratory animal during the past ten years. Referred to in popular literature as the mongolian gerbil, M. unguiculatus is a small rodent of the Family Cricetidae, somewhat larger than a mouse and much smaller than a rat.

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