Small five-toed jerboa Allactaga elater, from Montarano Nature Photography.

Belongs within: Myomorpha.

The Dipodidae include the jerboas of Africa and Asia. These desert-dwelling rodents are bipedal jumpers, with greatly enlongate hind limbs and shortened front limbs. In many species, the metatarsals of the hind foot are fused to form a single cannon bone, and the hind toes are reduced in number.

<==Dipodidae [Dipodinae]
    |--Euchoreutes naso IT07
    |--Cardiocranius paradoxus IT07
    |--Eozapus setchuanus IT07
    |--Allactodipus bobrinskii IT07
    |--Paradipus ctenodactylus IT07
    |--Napaeozapus insignis IT07
    |--Eremodipus lichtensteini IT07
    |--Protalattaga B74
    |    |--P. grabaui L78
    |    `--P. tunggurensis DW04
    |--Dipus IT07
    |    |--D. aegyptius T66
    |    `--D. sagitta IT07
    |--Pygeretmus IT07
    |    |--P. platyurus IT07
    |    |--P. pumilio IT07
    |    `--P. shitkovi IT07
    |--Stylodipus IT07
    |    |--S. andrewsi IT07
    |    |--S. sungorus IT07
    |    `--S. telum IT07
    |--Jaculus B74
    |    |--J. blanfordi B74
    |    |--J. jaculus IT07
    |    |--J. orientalis IT07
    |    `--J. turcmenicus IT07
    |--Salpingotus IT07
    |    |--S. crassicauda IT07
    |    |--S. heptneri BP87
    |    |--S. kozlovi BP87
    |    |--S. michaelis BP87
    |    |--S. pallidus IT07
    |    `--S. thomasi BP87
    `--Allactaga Cuvier 1836 M02
         |--A. balikunica IT07
         |--A. bullata IT07
         |--A. elater B74
         |    |--A. e. elater B74
         |    `--A. e. indica B74
         |--A. euphratica IT07
         |--A. firouzi IT07
         |--A. hotsoni IT07
         |--A. major IT07
         |--‘Larus’ priscus Giebel 1847 M02
         |--A. severtzovi IT07
         |--A. sibirica IT07
         |--A. tetradactyla IT07
         `--A. vinogradovi IT07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B74] Bugge, J. 1974. The cephalic arterial system in insectivores, primates, rodents and lagomorphs, with special reference to the systematic classification. Acta Anatomica 87 (Suppl 62): 1-160.

[DW04] Deng T., Wang X., Ni X. & Liu L. 2004. Sequence of the Cenozoic mammalian faunas of the Linxia Basin in Gansu, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 78 (1): 8-14.

[IT07] Isaac, N. J. B., S. T. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman & J. E. M. Baillie. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: conservation priorities based on threat and phylogeny. PLoS One 2 (3): e296.

[L78] Lavocat, L. 1978. Rodentia and Lagomorpha. In Evolution of African Mammals (V. J. Maglio & H. B. S. Cooke, eds) pp. 69-89. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[M02] Mlíkovský, J. 2002. Cenozoic Birds of the World. Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press: Praha.

[T66] Tristram, H. B. 1866. Report on the mammals of Palestine. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 84-93.

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