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SPECIES Dipodomys elator

Author:Merriam, 1894.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 9: 109.
Common Name:Texas Kangaroo Rat
Type Locality:USA, Texas, Clay Co., Henrietta.
Distribution:SW Oklahoma and NC Texas (USA).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Threatened.
Comments:Probably no longer occurs in Oklahoma (Caire et al., 1989). Reviewed by Carter et al. (1985, Mammalian Species No. 232) and Williams et al. (1993). Sexual dimorphism and morphometric variation reviewed by Best (1987, 1993d) and molecular systematic relationships by Mantooth et al. (2000).
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