Dipodomys ordii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Heteromyidae

Scientific Name: Dipodomys ordii
Species Authority: Woodhouse, 1853
Common Name(s):
English Ord's Kangaroo Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-07
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Linzey, A. & Timm, R.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, its occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Ranges from southern Alberta and Saskatchewan (Canada) in the north to southern Hidalgo, Mexico in the south. Eastward from central Oregon and eastern California to central Kansas and Oklahoma (United States).
Countries occurrence:
Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan); Mexico; United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
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Population [top]

Population:It has a wide range and is common. Very abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in a variety of vegetation types, but all are associated with fine-textured, sandy soils. Vegetation includes semi-arid grasslands, mixed-grasslands, and scrublands.Individuals store food in simple borrows, but not in large quantity (White 2009).
Generation Length (years):3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known to this species. In, Mexico it inhabits areas with low human activity.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Very abundant in protected areas in the United States and probably in Mexico.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Dipodomys ordii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6691A22229045. . Downloaded on 30 April 2017.
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