Preferential Burrow Entrance Placement in the Dulzura Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys simulans
This study examined burrow location preferences in the Dulzura kan- garoo rat, Dipodomys simulans. Burrow entrances known to be occupied by in- dividual kangaroo rats on two experimental sites were identified and the distances to the nearest shrub were determined. These data were then compared to a dis- tribution of random points delineated on those same plots to test whether this species appears to have a spatial preference for burrow placement in relation to vegetative cover. The results suggest that this species prefers to locate its burrow entrances in the open, but within 2 m of vegetative cover.
"Preferential Burrow Entrance Placement in the Dulzura Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys simulans,"
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