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Dipodomys merriami (Merriam's Kangaroo Rat) is a species of rodents in the family Heteromyidae. They are found in The Neotropics and The Nearctic. They are solitary, nocturnal herbivores. Individuals are known to live for 24 months and can grow to 98.54000000000001 mm. Reproduction is dioecious. They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Merriam's Kangaroo Rat. View this species on GBIF