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Descriptor in English: Dipodomys
Descriptor in Spanish: Dipodomys
Descriptor in Portuguese: Dipodomys
Descriptor in French: Dipodomys
Entry term(s): Kangaroo Rat
Kangaroo Rats
Rat, Kangaroo
Rats, Kangaroo
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.510
Scope note: A genus of the family Heteromyidae which contains 22 species. Their physiology is adapted for the conservation of water, and they seldom drink water. They are found in arid or desert habitats and travel by hopping on their hind limbs.
Annotation: do not confuse entry term KANGAROO RATS with RAT KANGAROO see POTOROIDAE
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Online Note: use DIPODOMYS to search KANGAROO RATS 1975-81
History Note: 91(82); was see under RODENTIA 1982-90; was KANGAROO RATS see under RODENTS 1975-81
DeCS UI: 4230
Descriptor UI: D004173
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/12/12
Revision Date: 2017/06/01
Dipodomys - Preferred
Concept UI M0006528
Scope note A genus of the family Heteromyidae which contains 22 species. Their physiology is adapted for the conservation of water, and they seldom drink water. They are found in arid or desert habitats and travel by hopping on their hind limbs.
Preferred term Dipodomys
Entry term(s) Kangaroo Rat
Kangaroo Rats
Rat, Kangaroo
Rats, Kangaroo



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