Gulf Coast kangaroo rat

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Gulf Coast kangaroo rat
Padre Island kangaroo rat.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: D. compactus
Binomial name
Dipodomys compactus
True, 1889

The Gulf Coast kangaroo rat (Dipodomys compactus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae found in Mexico and the United States.[2] Its appearance and ecology are very similar to its putative sister-species, Ord's kangaroo rat.[3]


  1. ^ Linzey, A. V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) (2008). Dipodomys compactus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 27 March 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. 
  3. ^ Alexander, L.F.; B.R. Riddle (2005). "Phylogenetics of the New World rodent family Heteromyidae". Journal of Mammalogy 86 (2): 366–379. doi:10.1644/ber-120.1.