A Summary On The Long Eared Jerboa

The long-eared jerboa is a rodent like creature. Scientifically, they are known as Euchoreutes naso. They are the natives of Palearctic ecozone, which covers a wide area in Mongolia’s Takla Makan Desert to that of the other various areas through the northwestern regions in China. These creatures are nocturnal in habit. The characteristics, which make them unique, are their extra-large ears. The other features, which make them interesting, are their long hind legs and tail that they use for jumping.
The jerboa is a tiny rodent. The head is only 70 mm long and the body measures about 90 mm. However, the tail is extremely long in comparison to the body, it is 150 mm to 162 mm long. Just like their long tail the hind legs are also disproportionately long, almost 40mm to 46 mm. These measurements help them to jump high. It is a tiny animal and weighs only 24 gm to 38 gm. The body is covered with fur. The color varies from pale russet to reddish-yellow.
The food habits of this rodent are insects. They locate their prey with the aid of sounds. This function defines their requirements of large ears. They have ears which a quite large almost as long as thrice their heads. They capture their prey by jumping and leaping in the air. The female of the species has a count of eight tits. Many campaigns have been started in 2007 to protect the species. This little animal, though weird needs protection like many of its endangered counterparts.

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