Ord's kangaroo rat

Ord's kangaroo rat

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Dipodomys ordii
WEIGHT
55-96 g

Ord's kangaroo rat is a kangaroo rat native to western North America, specifically the Great Plains and the Great Basin, with its range extending from extreme southern Canada to central Mexico. Ord's kangaroo rat has a fifth toe on its hind feet, which distinguishes it from Dipodomys elator. It is bicolored with gold-brown dorsal hair and a white stomach. It has a long tail with a bushy tip, and is dark dorsally and ventrally with a white lateral stripe. Its hind feet are modified for jumping, and exceed 35 mm in length, and its total length exceeds 240 mm. Its tail is usually less than 160 mm, distinguishing it from D. elator . Though a common species in the United States, the population in Canada is considered endangered.

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No

Nocturnal

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Fo

Fossorial

Ju

Jumping

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

O

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Ord's kangaroo rat habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
29 days
BABY CARRYING
3

References

1. Ord's kangaroo rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord's_kangaroo_rat
2. Ord's kangaroo rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6691/115083268

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