Desert kangaroo rat

Desert kangaroo rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Dipodomyinae
Species : Dipodomys deserti

 

The Desert kangaroo rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the desert kangaroo rat
A young / baby of a desert kangaroo rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A desert kangaroo rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
Desert kangaroo rat

Adult weight : 0.116 kg (0.2552 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 9 years

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 20 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 3

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.038 kg (0.0836 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.106 kg (0.2332 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the desert kangaroo rat

"Desert kangaroo rats are inhabitants of loose, easily diggable sands.

) are controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xvii) Desert kangaroo rat, Heteromyidae Family (Dipodomys deserti) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xviii) Merriam's kangaroo rat, Heteromyidae Family (Dipodomys merriami) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xix) Ord's kangaroo rat, Heteromyidae Family (Dipodomys ordii) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xx) Abert's squirrel, Sciuridae Family, (Sciurus aberti navajo) is prohibited for collection, importation and possession; (xxi) Black-tailed prairie dog, Sciuridae Family (Cynomys ludovicianus) is controlled for collection, and prohibited for importation and possession;

Creosote bush and desert kangaroo rats are not characteristic of floodplain zones.

The desert kangaroo rat is a sandy colour all over with a pale underbelly and dark hair at the end of its tail.

The Desert Kangaroo Rat is much larger than the Merriam's Kangaroo Rat.

The kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti) is another rodent that survives in the desert.

When exposed to 500 seconds of intermittent dune buggy sounds, desert kangaroo rats are deafened for approximately 21 days.

Years later, watching a tv documentary about Norvicus Norvicus, (the brown Norway rat which is called a sewer rat in the city and a barn rat on the farm), I was surprised to see how a large adult could slip through a hole about the size of a nickel and immediately figured that our desert kangaroo rats are really not rats: I think they are more of some kind of a clean (Full text)

Life History The Sonoran Desert kangaroo rats are remarkable in not needing to drink water, even though their diet is almost entirely composed of dry seeds. (Full text)

The desert kangaroo rat is similar to the banner-tailed in size; it also has a white tip on the tail, but its fur is more yellowish. (Full text)

) are controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xvii) Desert kangaroo rat, Heteromyidae Family (Dipodomys deserti) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xviii) Merriam's kangaroo rat, Heteromyidae Family (Dipodomys merriami) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (Full text)

The Desert Kangaroo Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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