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DIPODOMYINAE is a subfamily of heteromyid rodents, the kangaroo rats and mice. Dipodomyines, as implied by both their common and scientific names, are bipedal ; they also jump exceptionally well. Kangaroo rats and mice are native to desert and semidesert ecosystems of western North America from southern Canada
Canada
to central Mexico
Mexico
. They are generally herbivorous foragers , and dig and live in burrows .

TAXONOMY

Dipodomyinae
Dipodomyinae
is the sister group of a Perognathinae -Heteromyinae clade ; the two are estimated to have split about 22-24 million years (Ma ) ago. The most recent common ancestor of extant dipodomyines is thought to have lived 15-16 Ma ago, when the two genera split. The most recent common ancestors of extant members of Dipodomys
Dipodomys
and Microdipodops are thought to have lived 10-11 and 7-8 Ma ago, respectively.

* SUBFAMILY DIPODOMYINAE

* Genus Dipodomys
Dipodomys
— kangaroo rats

* Agile kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
agilis * California kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
californicus * Gulf Coast kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
compactus * Desert
Desert
kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
deserti * Texas kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
elator * Big-eared kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
elephantinus * San Quintin kangaroo rat
San Quintin kangaroo rat
, Dipodomys
Dipodomys
gravipes * Heermann\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
heermanni * Giant kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
ingens * Merriam\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
merriami * Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
microps * Nelson\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
nelsoni * Fresno kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
nitratoides * Ord\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
ordii * Panamint kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
panamintinus * Phillips\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
phillipsii * Dulzura kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
simulans * Banner-tailed kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
spectabilis * Stephens\'s kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
stephensi * Narrow-faced kangaroo rat , Dipodomys
Dipodomys
venustus

* Genus Microdipodops — kangaroo mice

* Pale kangaroo mouse , Microdipodops pallidus * Dark kangaroo mouse , Microdipodops megacephalus

REFERENCES

* ^ Hafner, J. C.; Light, J. E.; Hafner, D. J.; Hafner, M. S.; Reddington, E.; Rogers, D. S.; Riddle, B. R. (2007-10-18). "Basal Clades and Molecular Systematics of Heteromyid Rodents". Journal of Mammalogy. 88 (5): 1129–1145. doi :10.1644/06-MAMM-A-413R1.1 .

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Extant species of family Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae
(subfamily Dipodomyinae)

* Kingdom: Animalia * Phylum: Chordata * Class: Mammalia * Order: Rodentia * Superfamily: Geomyoidea
Geomyoidea

Dipodomys
Dipodomys
(Kangaroo rats)

* Agile kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
agilis) * California kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
californicus) * Gulf Coast kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
compactus) * Desert
Desert
kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
deserti) * Texas kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
elator) * Big-eared kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
elephantinus) * San Quintin kangaroo rat
San Quintin kangaroo rat
( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
gravipes) * Heermann\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
heermanni) * Giant kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
ingens) * San José Island kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
insularis) * Margarita Island kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
margaritae) * Merriam\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
merriami) * Chisel-toothed kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
microps) * Nelson\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
nelsoni) * Fresno kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
nitratoides) * Ord\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
ordii) * Panamint kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
panamintinus) * Phillips\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
phillipsii) * Banner-tailed kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
spectabilis) * Stephens\'s kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
stephensi) * Narrow-faced kangaroo rat ( Dipodomys
Dipodomys
venustus)

Microdipodops (Kangaroo mice)

* Pale kangaroo mouse ( Microdipodops pallidus) * Dark kangaroo mouse ( Microdipodops megacephalus)

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