Order RODENTIA, Suborder SCIUROGNATHI, Family HETEROMYIDAE, Genus Dipodomys

A small rodent with powerful hind legs. Found in the American west and southwest, and Great Sand Hills region of Canada.

Specific types include:

  • Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii)
  • Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami)
  • Pacific kangaroo rat (Dipodomys simulans)
  • Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi)
  • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens)
  • Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator)
  • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis)
  • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides)

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