Two new kangaroo rats
of the genus Dipodomys from Lower California.
"You see a blur of motion and then the kangaroo rat
is gone, and you have no clue," Whitford told The Washington Post.
Despite the speed of the snake's strike, kangaroo rats
turn out to be even faster, with typical reaction times around 70 milliseconds and some at just 38 milliseconds.
The multilocus F-statistics indicated that the six populations of giant kangaroo rat
are experiencing significant amounts of genetic drift and inbreeding.
While the site had been set aside for conservation of the kangaroo rat
, it was overrun with non-native grasses that created unsuitable conditions for the animals.
live in burrows they dig in sandy soils.
In the kangaroo rat
, the length of AQP1 expression along the descending thin limb, as a proportion of total inner medullary length, exceeds by 50% the length of AQP1 expression along the rat descending thin limb (Urity et al., 2012).
Nine white-toothed woodrats, 3 northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster), 19 deer mice (Peromyscus spp.), 11 harvest mice (Reithrodontomys spp.), 13 Nelson's pocket mice, 45 Merriam's kangaroo rats
, and 16 other kangaroo rats
(Dipodomys spp.) were captured during 800 trap-nights; overall trap success rate was 116/800 (14.5%).
Food habits of Loring's kangaroo rat
, Dipodomys elator.
Survival here takes the wisdom of a roadrunner and the body of a kangaroo rat
. It takes the patience of the desert tortoise, resting in a burrow beneath the surface--cool, quiet, and perfectly at home, barely aware of the distant echo of footsteps from a human wandering the dunes above, walking circles in the midday heat.
It turns out that a kangaroo rat
's kidney tube is about five times as long as the same structure in other rodents, Petryszyn says.
Guo Q (1996) Effects of bannertail kangaroo rat
mounds on small-scale plant community structure.