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SPECIES Dipodomys nitratoides

Author:Merriam, 1894.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 9: 112.
Common Name:San Joaquin Valley Kangaroo Rat
Type Locality:USA, California, Tulare Co., San Joaquin Valley, Tipton.
Distribution:S San Joaquin Valley, WC California (USA).
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as D. n. nitratoides and D. n. exilis. IUCN Critically Endangered as D. n. exilis and D. n. nitratoides, Lower Risk (nt) as D. nitratoides and as D. n. brevinasus. California Dept. of Fish and Game - Endangered as D. n. exilis; D. n. nitratoides is of Special Concern; and D. n. brevinasus is California Fully Protected.
Comments:Revised by Grinnell (1922) and reviewed by Best (1991, Mammalian Species No. 381) and Williams et al. (1993). Considered closely related to merriami, but clearly distinct based on morphological (e.g., baculum, Best and Schnell, 1974), chromosomal (Stock, 1974), and molecular (Johnson and Selander, 1971; Patton et al., 1976) characters.
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SUBSPECIES nitratoides

SUBSPECIES brevinasus

SUBSPECIES exilis

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