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Dipodomys merriami insularis (San Jose Island kangaroo rat)

Synonyms: Dipodomys insularis

Wikipedia Abstract

The San José Island kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami insularis) is a subspecies of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is found only on San José Island off the east coast of Baja California Sur. (Dipodomys merriami insularis) is restricted to an area of only 30 km2 in the southwestern coast of San José Island, Lower California, with the population having been drastically reduced in size and being close to extinction No other species of Dipodomys occur in sympatry with D. insularis.
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Adult Weight [1]  38.3 grams

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California World Heritage Site 4692618 Mexico      
Islas del Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 370658 Baja California, Mexico    
Islas del Golfo de California Flora and Fauna Protection Area 884637 Mexico      

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Archipiélago San José Mexico

Range Map


Middle America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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