- any of a genus (Dipodomys, family Heteromyidae) of small, long-legged, jumping, mouselike rodents living in desert regions of the SW U.S. and Mexico
- rat kangaroo
kangaroo ratkangaroo rat
Any of various long-tailed rodents of the genus Dipodomys of arid areas of western North America, with long hind legs adapted for jumping.
(plural kangaroo rats)
- Alternative form of kangaroo rat.
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- Phillipi, the kangaroo-rat of the desert regions east of the Rocky Mountains, Perodipus and Microdipodops being allied genera.