Saturday 15 June
Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator)
- The Texas kangaroo rat is found in a small area of Texas and neighbouring Oklahoma, in the United States.
- Vulnerable to predators, the Texas kangaroo rat prefers to forage under cover of darkness, and is most active on moonless nights.
- Kangaroo rats use dust baths to scent-mark their territory, and to help care for their skin and fur.
- Kangaroo rats feed on seeds, insects and plant matter.
Texas kangaroo rat fact file
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Texas kangaroo rat description
Information on the Texas kangaroo rat is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.Top
Texas kangaroo rat status
Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).Top
This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
IUCN Red List (October, 2010)
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