Nelson's kangaroo rat

Nelson's kangaroo rat

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

 

The Nelson'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 Nelson
A young / baby of a Nelson is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Nelson group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Mexico

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