Narrow-faced kangaroo rat

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Narrow-faced kangaroo rat
Dipodomys venustus santiluciae - Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History - DSC06626.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
D. venustus
Binomial name
Dipodomys venustus
(Merriam, 1904)

The narrow-faced kangaroo rat (Dipodomys venustus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is endemic to California in the United States.[1]

The dental formula of Dipodomys venustus is × 2 = 20, which is the dental formula for all Heteromyids.[3]


Narrow-faced kangaroo rats lives within chaparral, mixed chaparral, and on sandy soils with oak or pine. They are distributed along West-central California in the coastal mountains.[4]


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A.V. & Hammerson, G. (NatureServe) (2008). "Dipodomys venustus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Patton, J.L. (2005). "Family Heteromyidae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 849. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Myers, Phil (2001). "Heteromyidae: kangaroo rats, pocket mice, and relatives". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  4. ^ Best, Troy L. “Dipodomys Venustus.” Mammalian Species, no. 403, 1992, pp. 1–4. JSTOR, JSTOR, 3 December 2017.