Merriam's kangaroo rat

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Merriam's kangaroo rat

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

 

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

Adult weight : 0.042 kg (0.0924 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Female maturity :102 days

Gestation : 28 days

Weaning : 20 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 54 days

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.018 kg (0.0396 lbs)

Body mass : 0.038 kg (0.0836 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the Merriam's kangaroo rat

) 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;

Depletion of seed patches by Merriam's kangaroo rats: are GUD assumptions met?

Dipodomys merriami is known for its ability to live indefinitely without water on a diet consisting entirely of dry seeds (Reichman and Price 1993).

Endangered Status The San Bernardino Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, a subspecies of Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, is on the U.

HUNTLY8:30 AMDepletion of seed patches by Merriam's kangaroo rats: Are GUD assumptions met?

Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami) is one such desert resident.

Merriam's kangaroo rats are uncommon at Tonto National Monument.

Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat is similar, but has 4 toes on hindfoot.

Depletion of seed patches by Merriam's kangaroo rats: Are GUD assumptions met? (Full text)

Merriam's kangaroo rats are nocturnal and active throughout the year. (Full text)

Merriam’s kangaroo rat is only about half the size of the banner-tailed rat; its tail is dark at the tip. (Full text)

Endangered Status The San Bernardino Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, a subspecies of Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, is on the U. (Full text)

Ord’s and Merriam’s Kangaroo Rats are much smaller, with no white tip on tail. (Full text)

In coastal southern California, Merriam's kangaroo rat is the only species of kangaroo rat with four toes on each of its hind feet. (Full text)

Merriam's Kangaroo Rat is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides. (Full text)

Range and Habitat Range: Merriam's kangaroo rats are found in the upper and lower Sonoran life zones of the southwestern United States, Baja California, and northern Mexico. (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 Merriam's Kangaroo Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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