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Fat Sand Rat

Fette Sandratte, Foto: Tiergarten Nürnberg
© Peter Dollinger, www.zootier-lexikon.org
Scientific Surname Psammomys obesus
Order Rodents
Family Muridae
Size Head-till-trunk till 20 cm, tail length 16 cm
Weight 92-223 g
Reproduction gestation period 23-25 days, 3-7 subadults
Distribution North Africa, Arabian Peninsula
Habitat dry areas
Food Leaves , Sukkulente, salzhaltige Gänsefußgewächse