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Dipodomys deserti (Desert Kangaroo Rat) is a species of rodents in the family Heteromyidae. They are native to The Nearctic. They are solitary, nocturnal herbivores. Individuals can grow to 138.11 mm. Reproduction is viviparous and dioecious. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Desert Kangaroo Rat. View this species on GBIF