Dipodomys merriami insularis Merriam, 1907

San José Island kangaroo rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dipodomys insularis Merriam, 1907


Conservation Status

Last record: 1989

Rediscovered in 2005

IUCN RedList status: Not evaluated as a subspecies



San José Island, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Lidicker, W. Z., Jr. and Rios, E. 2009. Revision of the Dipodomys merriami complex in the Baja California peninsula. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 992-1008.

Espinosa-Gayosso, C. V. & Alvarez-Castaneda, S. T. (2006) Status of Dipodomys insularis, an endemic species of San Jose Island, Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy, 87, 677-682.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Hafner, D.J., Yensen, E. and Kirkland, G.L., Jr. 1998. Status survey and conservation action plan - North American Rodents. IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland. [relevant citation?]

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Lacher, T. 2016. Dipodomys merriami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T92465716A22228841. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.


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