The Long-eared Jerboa, Euchoreutes naso, is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae.
|Long-eared Jerboa -at the scenic spot of the Mountain of Flames |
(Huoyanshan) in Turpan City, northwest China's
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.Xinhua photo
A large part of the species is believed to occur in Mongolia within protected areas.
Very little is known about the species.
Globally, it is listed by IUCN as Endangered and within Mongolia it is listed as Vulnerable.
The cause of their threatened status is not well understood, but it has been suggested that it is due to habitat disturbance from mining activities, overgrazing and agriculture as well as possibly climate change.