kan·ga·roo rat • n. a seed-eating hopping rodent (genus Dipodomys, family Heteromyidae) with long hind legs, found from Canada to Mexico.
kangaroo rat See HETEROMYIDAE.
More From encyclopedia.com
Jerboa , jerboa jerboa (jərbō´ə), name for the small, jumping rodents of the family Dipodidae, found in arid parts of Asia, N Africa, and SE Europe. Jerboas h… Millipedes , Millipedes are long, cylindrical, segmented, many-legged terrestrial arthropods in the class Diplopoda, in total comprising about 10,000 species. The… Gopher , gopher or pocket gopher, name for the burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, found in North America and Central America. The gopher is gray, buff… Armadillo , armadillo armadillo (är´mədĬl´ō), New World armored mammal of the order Edentata, a group that also includes the sloth and the anteater, characterize… Lemur , lemur (lē´mər), name for prosimians, or lower primates, of two related families, found only on Madagascar and adjacent islands. Lemurs have monkeylik… Iguana , iguana (Ĭgwä´nə), name for several large lizards of the family Iguanidae, found in tropical America and the Galapagos. The common iguana (Iguana igua…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like