Margarita Island kangaroo rat

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Margarita Island kangaroo rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: D. merriami
Subspecies: D. m. margaritae
Trinomial name
Dipodomys merriami margaritae
Merriam, 1907

The Margarita Island kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami margaritae) is a subspecies of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is endemic to Mexico, where it is found only on Santa Margarita Island off the west coast of Baja California Sur. The natural habitat of the species is hot deserts. It is threatened by predation by feral cats and dogs.[1]


  1. ^ a b Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.; Castro-Arellano, I.; Lacher, T.; Vázquez, E. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. (2008). "Dipodomys margaritae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 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. 846. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.