Dipodomys merriami Mearns 1890 (Merriam's kangaroo rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Heteromyidae

Belongs to Dipodomys according to T. L. Best and L. L. Janecek 1992

See also Alroy 2002 and Kurten and Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Dipodomys agilis, Dipodomys compactus, Dipodomys deserti, Dipodomys gidleyi, Dipodomys hibbardi, Dipodomys ingens, Dipodomys microps, Dipodomys minor, Dipodomys nitratoides, Dipodomys ordii, Dipodomys pattersoni, Dipodomys spectabilis

Subtaxa: Dipodomys merriami insularis

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Ecology: saltatorial granivore


• Quaternary of United States (6: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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