Agile Kangaroo Rat

Description

The agile kangaroo rat can be found in Southern California.  They are classed as least concern on the IUCN Red List.

The species is part of the Californian kangaroo rat, derived from a common ancestor with Ord’s kangaroo rat.

The agile kangaroo rat prefers lighter soils and more shrubs. They are small with a white underbelly and large black eyes.  Their fur is brown on the flanks and darker on top.

Range Map

Agile Kangaroo Rat range map
Range of species in blue

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderRodentia
FamilyHeteromyidae
GenusDipodomys
Binomial name DipodomysDipodomys agilis