Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

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


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

Adult weight : 0.145 kg (0.319 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 13 years

Gestation : 23 days

Weaning : 24 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 42 days

Weight at birth : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.03 kg (0.066 lbs)

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Facts about the banner-tailed kangaroo rat

The Banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) is a large, four-toed kangaroo rat that has a long tail with conspicuous black stripes and distinctive white tuft. (Full text)

Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

The Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Arizona pocket mouse The banner- tailed kangaroo rat is one of the largest kangaroo rats, weighing up to 4H ounces (128 g). (Full text)

DESCRIPTION: The banner-tailed kangaroo rat is characterized by sitting upright and hopping at great speeds and distances.

The study species, the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, is chosen to take advantage of an extensive long-term data base on birth, death and migration rates.

The Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat is large, with a white-tipped tail. (Full text)

, the banner-tailed kangaroo rat) is highly philopatric; its median natal-to-breeding site dispersal distance is 16.

Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat Banner-tailed kangaroo rats are the largest in their genus.

Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rats are much larger, with longer hindfeet.

Similar Species Among 4-toed species, Desert and Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rats are much larger, with longer hindfeet. (Full text)

  It is difficult to determine the extent of inbreeding using behavioural observations, however, because banner-tailed kangaroo rats are nocturnal and the majority of their time is spent in underground burrows.

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