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Heteromyidae (kangaroo rats, pocket mice, and relatives)

Synonyms: Saccomyidae

Wikipedia Abstract

Heteromyidae is a family of rodents consisting of kangaroo rats, kangaroo mice, pocket mice and spiny pocket mice. Most heteromyids live in complex burrows within the deserts and grasslands of western North America, though species within the genus Heteromys are also found in forests and their range extends down as far as northern South America. They feed mostly on seeds and other plant parts, which they carry in their fur-lined cheek pouches to their burrows.
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Balantiomys (2)
Chaetodipus (coarse-haired pocket mice) (18)
Dipodomys (kangaroo rats) (24)   (2)
Heteromys (forest spiny pocket mice) (12)   (2)
Liomys (spiny pocket mice) (5)
Metaliomys (1)
Microdipodops (kangaroo mice) (2)
Mioheteromys (3)
Perognathus (silky pocket mice) (27)
Proharrymys (3)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0