Fresno kangaroo rat

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Dipodomys nitratoides
Fresno kangaroo rat
Dipodomys nitratoides.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: D. nitratoides
Binomial name
Dipodomys nitratoides
Merriam, 1894

The Fresno kangaroo rat or San Joaquin kangaroo rat, Dipodomys nitratoides, is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is endemic to areas within and near the San Joaquin Valley of California in the United States.[1] Habitat loss due to agricultural development and urbanization has put this species at risk.[1]

There are three subspecies of D. nitratoides;


  1. ^ a b c Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G. & Williams, D.F.) (2008). Dipodomys nitratoides. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 14 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. 847. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Species profile on Fresno Kangaroo rat

External links[edit]

Fresno kangaroo rat at CalPhotos