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The Dipodidae, or dipodids, are a family of rodents found across the northern hemisphere, the sole family in the superfamily Dipodoidea. This family includes over 50 species among the 16 genera.[1] They include the jerboas, jumping mice, and birch mice. Different species are found in grassland, deserts, and forests. They are all capable of saltation (jumping while in a bipedal stance), a feature that is most highly evolved in the desert-dwelling jerboas.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Hello Ahmad Sh. Almudhayyan, and Welcome to the Project Noah community! We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours). There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme. Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures.” So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around!

Ḩaḑramawt, Yemen

Spotted on Apr 7, 2016
Submitted on Apr 7, 2016

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