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Merriam’s kangaroo rat Rodent

Merriam’s kangaroo rat Rodent is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. The species name commemorates Clinton Hart Merriam.

Merriam’s kangaroo rat Rodent Facts:

Length: 7.5-10 cm (3-4 in)

Tail:12-18.2 cm 

Weight: 32-53 g

Social unit: Group

Status: Least concern

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Relatively large back legs and feet, for kangaroo-like hopping, and a very long, slender, tufted tail, for balance, allow Merriam’s kangaroo rat to move at speed over sandy soil in its desert habitat. The silky fur is grey above and white on the underparts, with narrow dark grey and white stripes along the flanks. This kangaroo rat regularly has energetic dust-baths to keep its fur and skin clean. It digs, burrows, or searches for food, especially cockle- and sand burr seeds in winter, and cactus seeds in summer.

 

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Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts and Photos

Merriam’s kangaroo rat Rodent

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts and Pics

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts with Images

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts with Pics

Merriam’s kangaroo rat Rodent

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts with Pictures

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Facts

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Images Gallery

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Photos

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent Pictures

Merriam's kangaroo rat Rodent

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