Dipodomys ordii (Ord’s Kangaroo Rat)
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Habitat: Sandy areas along low-lying floodplains of rivers and creeks.

Habits: Burrows are constructed with multiple openings. The entrances generally show signs of digging, and tracks of their feet and tail can be seen in the sand. Kangaroo rats have external fur-lined cheek pouches that they use for transporting seeds to their burrows. Kangaroo rats take dust baths, whereby they roll in the dust and shake it in their fur. This helps control the grease that may accumulate in the fur. Dust bathing sites, which are communal, are easily located in the sand.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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