Biology of the jerboa, Jaculus jaculus butleri (Rodentia, Dipodidae), in the Sudan



A study of the jerboa, Jaculus jaculus butleri, was made in the desert near Khartoum, Sudan. The species, habitat and method of capture are described. Information is given on the population and reproduction, and a “pattern of generations” is suggested. Details are given on the behavioural attitudes and activities of the jerboa, moulting, vocal noises, ectoparasites and predators.