desert rat

Definitions of desert rat

n any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae

Dipodomys phillipsii, kangaroo rat
Dipodomys ordi, Ord kangaroo rat
most widely distributed kangaroo rat: plains and mountain areas of central and western United States
Type of:
pocket rat
any of various rodents with cheek pouches

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