Texas kangaroo rat

Texas kangaroo rat

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Dipodomys elator

The Texas kangaroo rat is a rodent of the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Texas and Oklahoma in the United States, where it often lives in association with brush species, like mesquite and lotebush, growing in areas with firm clay-loam soils. The species is listed as threatened by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the IUCN lists the species as vulnerable.

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References

1. Texas kangaroo rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_kangaroo_rat
2. Texas kangaroo rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6675/22227507

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