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Dipodomys merriami Mearns 1890 (Merriam's kangaroo rat)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Heteromyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45828

Belongs to Dipodomys according to T. L. Best and L. L. Janecek 1992

Sister taxa: Dipodomys agilis, Dipodomys compactus, Dipodomys deserti, Dipodomys gidleyi, Dipodomys hibbardi, Dipodomys ingens, Dipodomys microps, Dipodomys minor, Dipodomys nitratoides, Dipodomys ordii, Dipodomys pattersoni, Dipodomys spectabilis

Subtaxa: Dipodomys merriami insularis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): body length 242.0, femur length 24.1, head length 35.1, humerus length 11.2, radius length 14.5, scapula 15.1 x 9.1, skull 18.9 x 16.8, tibia length 31.6, ulna length 15.0

Estimated body mass: 38.0 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length