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SPECIES Dipodomys californicus

Author:Merriam, 1890.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 4: 49.
Common Name:California Kangaroo Rat
Type Locality:USA, California, Mendocino Co., Ukiah.
Distribution:SC Oregon, NW Nevada (Stangl et al., 1999), and N California to north of San Francisco Bay (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Considered distinct from heermanni based on chromosomal (Fashing, 1973) and biochemical data (Patton et al., 1976). Hall (1981:578) listed californicus as a subspecies of heermanni, without discussion of Patton et al. (1976). Reviewed by Kelt (1988b, Mammalian Species No. 324). Williams et al. (1993) regarded eximius Grinnell and saxatilis Grinnell and Linsdale as valid subspecies.
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SUBSPECIES californicus

SUBSPECIES eximius

SUBSPECIES saxatilis

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