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Tipton kangaroo rat Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Heteromyidae Genus: Dipodomys Species: D. nitratoides Subspecies: D. n. nitratoides Trinomial name Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides Merriam, 1894 The Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), is a subspecies of the San Joaquin kangaroo rat, a rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[1] [2] [3] Contents 1 Description 2 Distribution 3 Diet 4 See also 5 Further reading 6 References 7 External links Description Adult Tipton kangaroo rats have small forefeet, exceptionally large hind feet, and long tail.[4] They have a head and body length of about 100 to 110 millimeters and weigh approximately 35 to 38 grams. The tail length is about 125 to 130 millimeters in length. This subspecies is larger than the Fresno kangaroo rat and smaller than the short-nosed kangaroo rat (D. nitratoides brevinasus).[5] Distribution This subspecies lives in ground burrows between the Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Delano, and the natural lands surrounding Lamont (southeast of Bakersfield), Kern County, at the Coles Levee Ecosystem Preserve and in other scattered areas to the south in Kern County, in areas west of Tipton, Pixley, and Earlimart, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge, Allensworth Ecological Reserve, and Allensworth State Historical Park in Tulare County.[6] Diet Tipton kangaroo rats eat mainly seeds. They also consume some insects and small amounts of herbaceous vegetation when available. See also Kangaroo rat Further reading Jameson et al. 1988. California Mammals. Wilson et al. (editors). 1999. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Whitaker (editor). 1998. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals, Revised Edition. Zeiner et al. (editors). 1990. California’s Wildlife, Volume III, Mammals. References ^ "Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides (Tipton Kangaroo Rat)". Zipcodezoo.com. http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/D/Dipodomys_nitratoides_nitratoides/. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  ^ The Status Of Tipton Kangaroo Rats And The Potential For Their Recovery ^ "Species Profile for Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides)". Ecos.fws.gov. http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A08S. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  ^ "Wildlife Database Detail - :". Blm.gov. http://www.blm.gov/ca/forms/wildlife/details.php?metode=serial_number&search=3004. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  ^ "3. Tipton kangaroo rat". Fs.fed.us. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/snfpa/final-seis/biological-documents/BA/VI/A/4.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  ^ "J. Tipton Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides)". Esrp.csustan.edu. http://esrp.csustan.edu/publications/pubhtml.php?doc=sjvrp&file=chapter02J00.html. Retrieved 2010-07-30.  External links Federal register documents This Heteromyidae article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e