Phillips's kangaroo rat

Phillips's kangaroo rat

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Dipodomys phillipsii

Phillips's kangaroo rat is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is hot deserts. The species is named after John Phillips, an official of a Mexican mining company who sent zoological specimens, including the type specimen of this kangaroo rat, to the British Museum.

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1. Phillips's kangaroo rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips's_kangaroo_rat
2. Phillips's kangaroo rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/92463503/22228991

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