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An Unusual Distributional Record of Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys merriami (Mammalia: Rodentia: Heteromyidae), in Durango, Mexico
- Flores-Zamarripa, Félix J., Gómez-Valenzuela, Cristina, Fernández, Jesús A.
- The Southwestern naturalist 2017 v.62 no.3 pp. 242-244
- Dipodomys merriami, grasslands, rodents, shrublands, Mexico, Southwestern United States
- Dipodomys merriami is a rodent inhabiting grassland and desert scrub. Its distribution covers southwestern United States to southern Zacatecas. During 2015 a specimen was collected near the lagoon of Santiaguillo, Durango, Mexico. This species is reported for Durango; however, the new record extends the distribution about 58 km southwest from the nearest populations of Dipodomys merriami ambiguus, and about 75 km northwest of Dipodomys merriami atronasus distribution.