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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Gerbillinae
Genus: Taterillus
Species: Taterillus arenarius

Taterillus arenarius Robbins, 1974: 397

Holotype: USNM 401919, adult ♂, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Tiguent, Trarza Region, Mauritania.”
Primary references

Robbins, C.B. 1974. Comments on the taxonomy of the West African Taterillus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) with the description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 87(35): 395–404. BHL Reference page.


Taterillus arenarius in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
IUCN: Taterillus arenarius (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Robbins’s Tateril, Sahel Gerbil

Robbins's tateril (Taterillus arenarius), or the Sahel gerbil, is a species of rodent found across Mauritania and possibly Mali and Niger. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
L. Granjon (2008). "Taterillus arenarius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

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