Desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti)

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Desert kangaroo rat
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • As its name suggests, the desert kangaroo rat lives in the deserts of the United States and Mexico.
  • The desert kangaroo rat has fur-lined cheek pouches to carry seeds.
  • Desert kangaroo rats build tunnels during the day, venturing out to forage at night.
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Desert kangaroo rat description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilyHeteromyidae
GenusDipodomys (1)

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Desert kangaroo rat status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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