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Dipodomys heermanni berkeleyensis Grinnell, 1919

Berkeley's kangaroo rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (synonym) (Benedict et al., 2019).

 

Conservation Status

Last record: >65 years ago (Goldingay et al. 1997:52); 1980's (Gitelman, 2000:6)

 

The decline of this (now invalid) subspecies, and presumed extinction, was apparently due to poisoning campaigns which targeted ground squirrels in the 1940's and 1950's but which evidently affected other species including Dipodomys heermanni berkeleyensis (Gitelman, 2000).

 

Distribution

California, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Benedict, Bridgett D., Castellanos, Adrian A. and Light, Jessica E. (2019). Phylogeographic assessment of the Heermann’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni). Journal of Mammalogy 100(1): 72-91. [Abstract]

Gitelman, D. H. (2000). Re: Comments on the DEIR for the Alameda Watershed Management Plan. Published?

Goldingay, R. L., Kelly, P. A., & Williams, D. F. (1997). The kangaroo rats of California: endemism and conservation of keystone species. Pacific Conservation Biology, 3(1): 47-60.

Hooper, Emmet T. (1936). The taxonomic status of Dipodomys heermanni berkeleyensis Grinnell. Journal of Mammalogy 17: 418-419.

 

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