Museum, University of Nebraska State


Date of this Version

May 1971


Published in Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 52, No. 2, May 28, 1971. Copyright © 1971 The American Society of Mammalogists. Used by permission.


Both nongeographic and geographic variation was assessed in southern banner-tailed kangaroo rats of the nominal species Dipodomys phillipsii and D. ornatus . Univariate and multivariate analyses were employed in consideration of geographic variation. D. ornatus is arranged as a subspecies of D. phillipsii, in which four races (phillipsii, ornatus, perotensis, and oaxacae) are recognized. Some observations on natural history also are included.

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