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dc.contributor.authorPrice, Mary V.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Patrick A.
dc.contributor.authorGoldingay, Ross L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:17:36Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:17:36Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/9225
dc.description.abstractEfforts to conserve the endangered Stephens' Kangaroo Rat have been complicated by its morphological similarity to the sympatric Pacific Kangaroo Rat. We used discriminant analysis of a variety of morphometric characters to develop a protocol for distinguishing these two species in the field. The species differ significantly in skull, hair, and external metric characters measured on live specimens. Discriminant analysis indicated that the two species can be distin- guished more successfully on the basis of weight, ear length, and head shape than on the basis of hair characters alone. We outline a simple and effective protocol for identifying live-captured specimens using ear length and postorbital head width.
dc.subjectStephens' Kangaroo Rat
dc.subjectDipodomys stephensi
dc.subjectPacific Kangaroo Rat
dc.subjectDipodomys agilis
dc.titleDistinguishing the Endangered Stephens' Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys stephensi) from the Pacific Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys agilis)
dc.title.alternativeDistinguishing the Endangered Stephens' Kangaroo Rat from the Pacific Kangaroo Rat
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage126
dc.source.issuescas/vol91/iss3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol91/iss3/4
dc.source.endpage136
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume91
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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