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SPECIES Dipodomys venustus

Author:Merriam, 1904.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 17: 142.
Common Name:Narrow-faced Kangaroo Rat
Type Locality:USA, California, Santa Cruz Co., Santa Cruz.
Distribution:Outer coast ranges from S San Francisco Bay to Estero Bay and Gabilan Range of San Benito and Monterey counties, WC California (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Grinnell (1922), who considered elephantinus a separate species. Best et al. (1996) concluded that elephantinus was only a subspecies of venustus, based on both molecular and morphological comparisons; also see Stock (1974), Schnell et al. (1978), and Hall (1981:574). Dipodomys venustus, exclusive of elephantinus, was reviewed by Best (1992, Mammalian Species No. 403); elephantinus as a distinct species was reviewed by Best (1986, Mammalian Species No. 255).
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SUBSPECIES venustus

SUBSPECIES elephantinus

SUBSPECIES sanctiluciae

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