Panamint kangaroo rat

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Dipodomys panamintinus
Panamint kangaroo rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: D. panamintinus
Binomial name
Dipodomys panamintinus
(Merriam, 1894)

The Panamint kangaroo rat, Dipodomys panamintinus, is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is endemic to the Mojave Desert in California and Nevada, in the United States.[1] Their tails are 7 inches long.[3] They are good swimmers.[3] The Panamint kangaroo rat is named after an area of its range in the Panamint Valley and Panamint Range Mountains just west of Death Valley.


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) (2008). Dipodomys panamintinus. 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. 848. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ a b Reid, Fiona A. (2006). Mammals of North America. ISBN 0-395-93596-2.