We used a hierarchical linear model to examine the effect of distance to nearest den or sighting on the change in density of the giant kangaroo rat
from April-August on each plot each year.
Preliminary camera trapping of fallen fruits in 2013 revealed that both white-tailed antelope squirrels and kangaroo rats
moved unopened fruits from beneath trees, but it was unclear how many fruits were taken, or how far they moved them.
The multilocus F-statistics indicated that the six populations of giant kangaroo rat
are experiencing significant amounts of genetic drift and inbreeding.
The kangaroo rat
generally occupies sparsely vegetated grasslands and shrublands where bare ground is common during much of the year.
live in burrows they dig in sandy soils.
A longer, water-permeable descending thin limb segment possibly leads to a higher degree of water reabsorption in the descending thin limb of kangaroo rat
than in that of the rat.
Estimating population size in the banner-tailed kangaroo rat
Survival here takes the wisdom of a roadrunner and the body of a kangaroo rat
and their desert cousins, pocket mice, share another feature that helps them survive in the desert: external cheek pouches that they use to temporarily store their food.
Like others before them, Highland turned to Vulcan so it could settle up with the kangaroo rat
For example, the impacts on nutrient cycling processes because of the influence of pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) (Mooney and Hobbs 1994), kangaroo rats
(Dipodomys spectabilis) (Chew and Whitford 1992; Guo 1996), and prairie dogs (Cynomus ludovicianus) have all been measured (Carlson and White 1988).
He believes future life will also include fish that can fly and snails that can hop across the desert like a kangaroo rat