Bushy-tailed Jird occurs in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. It is a naturally rare species, but no major threats are currently known to affect it.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Rodentia – rodents
■ Family Muridae – murids, or true mice and rats
■ Species Sekeetamys calurus – Bushy-tailed Jird