kangaroo mouse

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kangaroo mouse:

see kangaroo ratkangaroo rat,
small, jumping desert rodent, genus Dipodomys, related to the pocket mouse. There are about 20 kangaroo rat species, found throughout the arid regions of Mexico and the S and W United States.
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The kangaroo rats (Dipodomys), the kangaroo mice (Microdipodops), the pocket mice (Prognathus, Chaetodipus), some jerboas (Car-diocranius, Salpingotus), and gerbils (Gerbillus) are able to live--without losing weight--on a diet of air dry seeds at an atmospheric humidity of 20-30%.
ordii), the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), the western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis), the kangaroo mouse Microdipodops megacephalus, and the pocket mouse Perognathus longimembris form large populations in the greasewood and shadescale communities.
For example, bipedal kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spp.) and kangaroo mice (Microdipodops spp.) are often associated with open (Rosenzweig, 1977; Price and Brown, 1983), and disturbed (Mellink, 1985; Stangl et al., 1992) areas.