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Greater Egyptian gerbil is the largest gerbil in Egypt. Fur on the upperparts varies in color from orange-brown to tawny-grey, with dark stripe. Eyes prominent. Ears small and pigmented. The hairs of the underparts and feet white to base. Patch on the rump white. Tail long, Tail brush brown, about one-third or more of the tail length. Upper surface of tail as upperparts and sides of the body, ventral surface entirely white. Palm and sole of the feet with hairs.