Heermann's kangaroo rat

Heermann's kangaroo rat

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


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

Adult weight : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Gestation : 31 days

Weaning : 31 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.028 kg (0.0616 lbs)

Body mass : 0.063 kg (0.1386 lbs)

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Facts about the Heermann's kangaroo rat

Duke DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY Heermann's kangaroo rat is distributed in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada from Fresno to El Dorado cos.

Heermann's kangaroo rat is sexually dimorphic in both external and cranial measurements, with males larger in all cases.

Heermann's kangaroo rat, Dipodomys heermanni, is found exclusively in the state of California. (Full text)

The Heermann's Kangaroo Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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