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  Jerboa - LoveToKnow 1911
The resemblance between the jerboa's and the bird's skeleton is owing to adaptation to a similar mode of existence.
In the young jerboa the proportion of the femur to the rest of the leg is the same as in ordinary running animals.
When about to spring, this jerboa raises its body by means of the hinder extremities, and supports itself at the same time upon its tail, while the fore-feet are so closely pressed to the breast as to be scarcely visible, which doubtless suggested the name Dipus, or twofooted.
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 BioMed Central | Full text | Hibernation impact on the catalytic activities of the mitochondrial D-3-hydroxybutyrate ...
Jerboa (Jaculus orientalis), a model for deep hibernation, is a small rodent herbivore native to subdesert highlands in Morocco [1,2].
During prehibernating period, in which jerboa accumulates fatty acids in adipose tissue leading to a decrease in circulating triglycerides and in ketone body rates [4], the slowdown of BDH activity in liver and in brain seems to be due to the decrease in the production of its substrate (i.e.
The jerboas were decapitated and liver and brain were rapidly removed for mitochondrial preparation according to Fleischer et al [25].
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2091/4/11   (4555 words)

  
 Jerboa Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Jerboa is a small, long-tailed rodent that jumps long distances using its long hind legs.
Jerboas escape the daytime heat by burrowing underground and resting during the day; they are most active at night (they are nocturnal).
Jerboas range from 2 to 6 inches (5-15 cm) long plus a 3 to 10 inch (8-25 cm) long tail.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/rodent/Jerboa.shtml   (313 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Jerboa
The extraordinary leap of the Jerboa helps it to escape the jaws of hungry predators as well as enabling it to keep little contact with the burning sands of the deserts in which it lives.
Jerboas also have tufts of hair on the undersides of their hind feet to stop them slipping on soft sand and help them kick sand backwards when they burrow.
Jerboas live in tunnels that they create by moving sand using their blunt heads and strong noses to create tunnels that can be between 1.5 — 2.5 meters long.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A817382   (679 words)

  
 * Jerboa - (Animals): Definition
Jerboas are jumping rodents of the family Dipodidae.
Jerboas are mainly solitary animals, with each jerboa having its own burrow, although sometimes small colonies of separate burrows are formed.
Jerboas live in burrows in sandy areas, feeding at night on seeds, some vegetation and insects which they find by smell.
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 Jerboa: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A jerboa is a small jumping desert rodent of Asia and northern Africa[?] that resembles a mouse with a long tufted tail and very long hind legs.
The ancestors of the modern jerboas probably separated from the more generalised rodents about 8 million years ago on the arid plains of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, and then spread to Europe and northern Africa.
It is interesting to note that although jerboas are not closely related to the hopping mice of Australia or the kangaroo rats of North America, all three groups have evolved a similar set of adaptations to life in the deep desert.
www.encyclopedian.com /je/Jerboa.html   (454 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - jerboa (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
Jerboas have extremely long hind feet and short forelegs; they always walk upright or hop like kangaroos.
Jerboas have long silky fur, buff colored above and pale below; members of most species have a fl face mask and tail tuft.
The similar appearing kangaroo rat and jumping mouse of North America are not of the same family as the jerboa.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/J/jerboa.html   (328 words)

  
 Mammals » Rodents » Jerboa - Egyptian Main Page
Found in a variety of habitats in both Africa and Asia, Jerboa are small rodents distinguished by their light to dark sandy coat that is accented by a white stripe running underneath the body and on the hip.
The Jerboa lives in a burrow in the ground, which is kept sealed during the summer, when it tends to aestivate in the heat and left open during the winter.
The Jerboa is small rodent with large eyes and a soft, sand-colored coat and a fl and white tail tuft.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rodents/rod4296.html   (676 words)

  
 JERBOA - Online Information article about JERBOA
BONE (a word common in various forms to Teutonic languages, in many of which it is confined to the shank of the leg, as in the German Bein)
bone; and in the true jerboas of the genus Jaculus the two lateral toes, with their supporting metatarsals, are lost, although they are See also:
Persian jerboa (Alactaga indica) is also a nocturnal burrowing animal, feeding chiefly on See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /JEE_JUN/JERBOA.html   (1003 words)

  
 Jerboas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Sometimes the jerboa's walk slowly on their hind feet in a bipedal walk and rarely they use all fours, hopping like a rabbit.
Jerboas living in sandy soils have tufts of bristly hairs under the digits and soles of their hind feet.
Jerboas also have a tuft of hair around the ears, which provides sand to be blown into the inner ear.
www.gerbil-info.com /html/jerboa.htm   (662 words)

  
 Jerboas
The Jerboa family is a very interesting group of rodents which have adapted themselves to living in both hot and cold deserts.
It is used for balance when the jerboa is on the move and as a prop when the animal is sitting upright.
Jerboas are sexually mature at 14 weeks, twice the age at which rats are mature.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/jerboas.html   (839 words)

  
 jerboa — FactMonster.com
Jerboas have extremely long hind feet and short forelegs; they always walk upright or hop like kangaroos.
A jerboa can hop faster than a person can run, and a single leap may carry it more than 6 ft (1.8 m).
Jerboas have long silky fur, buff colored above and pale below; members of most species have a fl face mask and tail tuft.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0826183.html   (300 words)

  
 The Jerboa - Animals of the Bible
The Jerboa - They like to live where the soil is sandy, and make their burrows, or holes to live in, in the sides of sand-hills.
Whether the Jerboa is the same animal or not, the Israelites must have been well acquainted with it, for it is found in great numbers in Syria and Egypt, and other countries mentioned in the Bible.
The Jerboa is about as large as a rat, and its color is a tawny yellow, something like that of dried lemon-peel.
kids.christiansunite.com /Animals_Jerboa.shtml   (407 words)

  
 Jerboa
jerboa je malé podtrhávání poušť hlodavec Asie a severní Afrika to se podobá myši s dlouho tufted ocas a velmi dlouhé zadní nohy.
Předchůdcové moderních jerboas pravděpodobně rozvedených s více celkovými hlodavci před asi 8 roky miliónu na vyprahlých rovinách Turkmenistan, Kazachstán a Mongolsko, a pak se šířil do Evropy a severní Afriky.
To je zajímavé všimnout si toho, ačkoli jerboas nejsou blízko příbuzné k skočit myši Austrálie nebo klokan zradí Severní Ameriky, všechny tři skupiny vypracovaly podobný soubor adaptací k životu na hluboké poušti.
wikipedia.infostar.cz /j/je/jerboa.html   (359 words)

  
 jerboa - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about jerboa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
There are about 25 species of jerboa, native to desert areas of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
The common North African jerboa (Jaculus orientalis) is a typical species.
Its body is about 15 cm/6 in long and the tail is 25 cm/10 in long with a tuft at the tip.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /jerboa   (137 words)

  
 Jerboa Kwartet
Dankzij hun aanstekelijke enthousiasme, muzikale capaciteiten en ervaring weet het Jerboa kwartet ieder evenement uitstekend in te vullen.
Jerboa is het meest flexibele orkest en kan geboekt worden van 4 tot 9-mans formatie.
Waar Jerboa ook bekend om staat is haar geluidsniveau.
www.event2all.nl /productpagina/127/2/2/gr/Jerboa%20Kwartet/1   (161 words)

  
 Jerboa,Mammals,Jerboa Picture,Mammal Pictures,Catalog,Encyclopedia
Jerboas are jumping rodents of the family Dipodidae.
Their hind legs are at least four times as long as their forelegs, and some species are capable of covering 2.5 m (8 ft) in a single leap.
Jerboas range from 38 mm to 20 cm (1.5 to 8 in) in length; their tails may be 6 to 25 cm (2.5 to 10 in) long.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/mammalsindex.asp?counter=83   (91 words)

  
 jerboa
Jerboas have longer hind legs, for which they move somewhat like a kangaroo leaps, and has short front legs used only to grasp food.
This size varies from 2 to 8 in; the tail tufted at the tip, is 2 in.
The similar kangaroo rat and jumping mouse of North America are not of the same family as the jerboa.
www.animaltrial.com /jerboa.html   (126 words)

  
 EDGE :: Top 100 EDGE Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboas are small jumping rodents that resemble mice with long tufted tails and very long hindlegs.
The long-eared jerboa can be distinguished from other jerboas by its enormous ears, which are about a third larger than the head.
Most jerboa species are primarily herbivorous, eating seeds and succulent plants; however, the long-eared jerboa's diet is thought to consist primarily of insects.
www.edgeofexistence.org /species/species_info.asp?id=81   (634 words)

  
 Web Designer Crickhowell (UK) - Jerboa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboa is a full service professional graphic and web design studio offering a wide range of design and development solutions.
Jerboa develops a clear and stylish website, that is easy to navigate, quick to download and puts a great emphasis on usability and accessibility.
Jerboa is based in South Wales and has clients from Cardiff in the South to Anglesey in the North.
www.freeindex.co.uk /profile(Jerboa)_5997.htm   (187 words)

  
 Dog Names: Jerboa
Jerboa will give off the feeling that they're always up for a good time or making a new friend.
Jerboa falls into the 'Three' group of dog names for soul urge or inner desire expressions.
The true desire of a 'Three' dog name like Jerboa is to live life to the fullest and let the world know exactly what they're thinking.
www.dogsabc.com /j_dog_names/dog-names-jerboa.html   (249 words)

  
 And You Call Yourself a Scientist! - Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
As Jerboa sleeps, Donny is disturbed when he discovers that her lower belly is covered in light hair, and traversed by a strange slit in the skin.
Jerboa is taken to hospital, where her anatomy and metabolism astound her doctors.
Jerboa’s flight to Sydney gives Philippe Mora plenty of opportunities for travelogue shots of the Harbour and its surroundings; and when the story moves into the bush in its second half, that too is given the full picture-postcard treatment.
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 Jerboa - Music for my Instruments Review - sputnikmusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboa is a little known hiphop/triphop/whatever-producer hailing from Sint Niklaas, Belgium.
What makes Jerboa worth checking out however, is the fact that he doesn't rip off the style of named artists.
Jerboa must have decided to both begin and close his album with his best works.
www.sputnikmusic.com /review_7875   (1497 words)

  
 Jerboa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboas have short front legs and are about 4 to 26 cm (about 1.6 to 10 in) long from head to rump.
With their long hind limbs-about 2 to 10 cm (about 0.8 to 4 in) in length-they can cover up to 3 m (up to 10 ft) in a single leap.
Jerboas burrow in soil or sand and feed on plants, seeds, and insects.
library.thinkquest.org /26184/jerboa.htm   (146 words)

  
 jerboa
There are about 25 species of jerboa, native to desert areas of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
The common North African jerboa (Jaculus orientalis) is a typical species.
Its body is about 15 cm/6 in long and the tail is 25 cm/10 in long with a tuft at the tip.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008345.html   (240 words)

  
 World's smallest rodent ever. pygmy jerboa.
The pygmy jerboa is the world’s smallest rodent at under a couple inches in length.
Most Jerboas are between 2 to 6 inches in length with a very long tail measuring between 3 to 10 inches.
The smallest jerboa found is measured at not quite 2 inches long not counting its tail.
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 Horrordvds.com - Howling III DVD review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboa (Imogen Annesley), a young woman living in a small Australian village, runs away from home after his stepfather tries to rape her.
Donny offers Jerboa a role, describing her as a perfect mix of beauty and thrills that is perfect for the film.
Jerboa accepts the offer; after a short time filming, the two fall in love.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/howling3   (1271 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/jerbmusic
Jerboa was born rocking 24 years ago in that strangest of countries called Belgium.
Jerboa embarked on his quest for musical identity, and in 1997 happened upon a set of turntables.
2004 was team year for Jerboa: a brief stint with Stino resulted in the 'Dudes of Hazard' EP, and by the summertime Lefto and Jerboa released the tripping ten track 'Eardrums the EP', the first in their ongoing series of split EP's.
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 Jerboa 0.8.0 - An innovative tool which recognizes mouse movements and executes scri`pts bin...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Jerboa 0.8.0 - An innovative tool which recognizes mouse movements and executes scri`pts bin...
Jerboa can be used to launch programs, send keyboard macros (e.g.
Jerboa is especially useful in programs where most of user input is done with mouse (like Internet Explorer or Netscape).
www.softhypermarket.com /Jerboa-download_18062.html   (172 words)

  
 UAE INTERACT ONLINE : NATURAL EMIRATES : MAMMALS : - Lesser Jerboa
It has greatly enlarged hind legs with large hair tufts on its back feet, which enable it to move in leaps in a similar gait to the kangaroo.
The long tail is tipped with an extended, flat, rudder-like tuft that helps the jerboa keep its balance when taking leaps that can cover more than one metre.
The jerboa often sits on its back legs using the tail as a third leg, in the manner of a tripod.
www.arabianwildlife.com /nature/mammal/mam17.html   (131 words)

  
 The Official Mongolian Five-toed Jerboa Web Presence
The Mongolian Five-toed Jerboa is a nocturnal, burrowing inhabitant of steppes and deserts.
Here's the thing about Mongolian Five-toed Jerboas: When you piss one off, you know that he's either going to kill you in your sleep, or write on your face in your sleep.
So one night, he writes on your face, and you're all like "Oh crap, next time I piss him off he's going to kill me." So then you piss him off again, and your all like "oh man." But he just writes on your face again.
members.tripod.com /five_toed_jerboa   (294 words)

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