jerboa

[ UK /d‍ʒɜːbˈə‍ʊɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. mouselike jumping rodent
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How To Use jerboa In A Sentence

  • Macalister says that the muscle is especially developed in leaping animals such as the kangaroo, jerboa, macrocelides.
  • Both gerbils and jerboas play an important role in the biological functioning of the clay desert. Central Asian northern desert
  • At the same time typically desert species such as jerboas (Pygerethmus, Pygerethmus pumilio), can be met. Kazakh upland
  • The family Dipodidae includes the birch mice, jumping mice, and jerboas, a total of around 51 species in 15 genera.
  • However most rodent workers seem to favour the use of the family-level name Zapodidae for birch mice and jumping mice, with Dipodidae restricted to jerboas proper. Archive 2006-03-01
  • As the new-comer got on his feet again my hope gained new life, and now our jerboa is my delight. Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892
  • There are also several species of the small, rodent-like mammals called jerboas (family Zapodidae) that inhabit the Junggar Basin. Junggar Basin semi-desert
  • The jerboa fluttered her paws at them, the tall turban atop her head threatening to collapse at any moment. The Lives of Felix Gunderson
  • (most seriously) "jerboa," all small animals, even a medium-sized wallaby might seem large by contrast with a different expectation. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3
  • Dr. Jonathan Baillie, who led the trip, said that jerboas were "the Mickey Mouse of the desert," extremely cute and comical. Creatiary
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