The narrow-faced kangaroo rat (Dipodomys venustus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to California in the United States.
The dental formula of Dipodomys venustus is 126.96.36.199.0.1.3 × 2 = 20, which is the dental formula for all Heteromyids.
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.
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