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.
"The Mongolian Gerbil,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 39
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol39/iss2/8