San Quintin kangaroo rat

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San Quintin kangaroo rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: D. gravipes
Binomial name
Dipodomys gravipes
Huey, 1925

The San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known only from western Baja California. The natural habitat of the species is hot deserts. It is threatened by conversion of its habitat to agriculture. Despite intensive efforts, no specimens have been found since 1986 and the species may actually be extinct.[1]

The first description of this species has been made in 1925 by Laurence Markham Huey (1892-1963), an American zoologist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). Dipodomys gravipes. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
  2. ^ Patton, J. L. (2005). "Family Heteromyidae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 845. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.