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Status of the Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the Ord's kangaroo rat, a medium-sized, nocturnal rodent adapted for survival in arid environments. The species is widespread in western North America, but reaches the northern edge of its range in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. There, it inhabits sparsely-vegetated habitats with loose, sandy soils. These habitats are uncommon and fragmented within the Canadian range. The Ord's kangaroo rat is included on the list of species which may be at risk in Alberta because of their localized distribution and specific habitat requirements. This report is part of the Alberta Wildlife Status Report series, which provides comprehensive summaries of selected wildlife species intended to be useful to those managing populations of species and their habitats, and to help identify species that may be formally designated as endangered or threatened.

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kangaroo rats mammals rodents species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife habitat

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta wildlife status report no. 4

Extent

24 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environmental Protection (1992-1999)

Contributor

Gummer, David L.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Kangaroo rats--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Kangaroo rats--Habitat

Subject (LCSH)

Dipodomys ordii

Resource Dates

Date Created

1997-01-01

Date Added

2016-03-01T20:49:53.785110

Date Modified

1997-01-01

Date Issued

1997-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

0773251251

ISSN (print)

1206-4912

NEOS catalogue key

2002219

Local Identifier

T/365

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks