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A desert-dwelling rodent with very long hind legs that enable it to walk upright and perform long jumps, found from North Africa to central Asia.
- ‘In early 1940 the division took as its emblem the jerboa or desert rat.’
- ‘Macalister says that the muscle is especially developed in leaping animals such as the kangaroo, jerboa, macrocelides.’
- ‘The closest thing I came across was this page - there's a link to a Canadian email address/site with a female jerboa for sale.’
- ‘The family Dipodidae includes the birch mice, jumping mice, and jerboas, a total of around 51 species in 15 genera.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Arabic yarbū‘.
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