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SPECIES Dipodomys compactus

Author:True, 1889.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 11: 160.
Common Name:Gulf Coast Kangaroo Rat
Type Locality:USA, Texas, Cameron Co., Padre Isl.
Distribution:Mainland, Padre and Mustang Isls of S Texas (USA) and barrier islands of N Tamaulipas (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Considered distinct from ordii by Johnson and Selander (1971), Schmidly and Hendricks (1976), and Baumgardner and Schmidly (1981), who also documented sympatry between compactus and ordii. Hall (1981:565) provisionally retained compactus as a subspecies of ordii. Reviewed by Baumgardner (1991, Mammalian Species No. 369). Williams et al. (1993) regarded sennetti J. A. Allen as a valid subspecies.
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SUBSPECIES compactus

SUBSPECIES sennetti

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