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An occurrence-based habitat model for the Ord"s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta

Darren J. Bender

An occurrence-based habitat model for the Ord"s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta

by Darren J. Bender

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Published by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Fish and Wildlife Division in Edmonton, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conservation,
  • Habitat,
  • Endangered species,
  • Wildlife conservation,
  • Kangaroo rats,
  • Dipodomys ordii

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Darren J. Bender ... [et al.].
    SeriesAlberta species at risk report -- no. 136, Publication no -- I/459
    ContributionsAlberta. Fish and Wildlife Division
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.R66 O33 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 17 p. :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25292046M
    ISBN 109780778591689, 9780778591696
    LC Control Number2012379924

    The giant kangaroo rat is thought to be polygynous (where one male mates with multiple females) but a typical ratio between a male and his female partners is yet to be found. Breeding occurs from late winter to early spring (January-May). The gestation period lasts 28 to 32 days. Between one and six young (with an average of three) are born in. The Ord's Kangaroo Rat measures about 10 1/2 inches head to tail, with the tail comprising half or more of that length. It weighs about 2 1/2 ounces. In Montana, it is a dark cinnamon buff on top and pure white below (Foresman ).

      Coast, Merriam’s, and Ord’s. The Texas kangaroo rat is significantly larger in size compared to the Ord’s kangaroo rat, the only species that overlaps its range. The Texas kangaroo rat can grow up to 13 ¾ inches in length including its long tail; the next largest species, Ord’s kangaroo rat, is about 10 ½ inches Size: KB. 12 Saskatchewan throughout the western United States. Physical Description Depending on the species, kangaroo rats weigh between to oz. when fully Giant kangaroo rat (D. ingens) is the largest species at to oz ( to g); in contrast, Merriam's kangaroo rat (D. merriami) weighs a mere to most common kangaroo rat, Ord's.

    Conversely, heteromyid rodents such as Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) and Western pocket mouse (P. parvus) also co-occur with deer mice; these rodents are not SNV reservoirs and can achieve relatively high population densities. Heteromyids are frequently present in high diversity communities and may “dilute” SNV by: Wildlife conservation. Corporate author(s): Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch. Read more about Translocation protocol for the Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodmys ordii) A habitat suitability model for burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) in Alberta: methods and applications Read more about A habitat suitability.


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An occurrence-based habitat model for the Ord"s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta by Darren J. Bender Download PDF EPUB FB2

Statistical modelling approach to identify key habitat features based on Ord’s kangaroo rat occurrence records. Our goal was to produce a habitat model that could estimate the distribution of kangaroo rat habitat across its range and predict the occurrence of the species in Alberta.

endangered species kangaroo rats rodents species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife habitat Resources An occurrence-based habitat model for the Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in.

The quarter -section level is used in this strategy to aid in describing the location of kangaroo rat critical habitat. 6 Ord’s Kangaroo Rat critical habitat occurs only on portions of the listed quarter-sections and excludes unsuitable habitat such as forests, marshes, permanent water bodies, and current anthropogenic features such as fences, buildings, structures, and roads.

An RSF-based habitat-occurrence model was developed for the Ord’s kangaroo rat in Alberta as part of the recovery planning process (Bender et al., ). From this starting point, we sought to incorporate demographic information, such as fecundity and habitat-specific survival with the RSF-derived habitat by: An occurrence-based habitat model for the Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta [microform] Author: Darren J.

Bender [et al.]. Publication info: Edmonton, Alta.: Alberta Environment, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Fish and Wildlife Divison, [] Format: Book, Government Document, Microform.

Ord’s Kangaroo Rat is a habitat specialist that is typically associated with the margins of actively eroding sand dunes and requires an open or sparsely vegetated, sandy habitat to facilitate its hopping locomotion and extensive burrowing.

Ord’s kangaroo rats require open, sparsely vegetated, sandy habitats that make it easy to hop and to dig extensive burrows.

Natural habitats consist of actively eroding sand dunes, sand flats and sandy slopes of valleys in sand hill areas.

Kangaroo rats also use sandy areas where the soil is disturbed by human activity, like roads. In southeastern Alberta, Ord's kangaroo rat (hereafter kangaroo rat) occupies discrete sandy habitat patches, including actively eroding sand dunes or blowouts, partially stabilized sand dunes.

Translocated rat awaiting release into it’s new (temporary) home at a site that crashed in Research and recovery efforts for Ord’s kangaroo rats in Alberta are well underway again in Spring surveys to confirm potential capture sites for experimental translocations, as well as confirmation of suitable release sites were completed.

Rat kangaroos live in undergrowth. Most species are active at night (except the musky rat kangaroo, which is active during the day), foraging for grass, tubers, and, especially, underground fungi; some also eat grubs and worms. The four species of short-nosed rat kangaroos, or bettongs (genus Bettongia), have pinkish.

Ord's kangaroo rats defy more deadly enemies (such as rattlesnakes) from a distance by vigorously kicking sand into their faces. Their powerful hind legs also allow them to flee from danger through a series of 2 m-long ( ft.) hops, similar to those of a kangaroo.

Beneficial management practices for rural, uban and commercial development within the range of Ord’s kangaroo rat in Alberta 38 Vll BACKGROUND The Recovery Plan for Ord’s Kangaroo Rat in Alberta identifies the development of beneficial management practices (BMPs) for Ord’s kangaroo rat {Dipodomys ordii) as a recovery action.

To determine the spatial scales at which habitat factors influence the regional persistence of endangered Ord's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta, Canada, we simulated population dynamics under a range of habitat conditions. Using a spatially-explicit population model, we removed groups of habitat patches based on their characteristics and measured the resulting time to by: 8.

kangaroo rat from hungry foxes, snakes, owls and coyotes. If the predators can’t see them, they can’t eat them. The kangaroo rat has smaller front feet for handling food and sharp claws for digging burrows. All these physical adaptations help the kangaroo rat to survive in its Size: KB.

Kangaroo rats got their name because they have long back legs and can leap long distances. Both of these features allow them to thrive in dry and semi-dry climates, where vegetation is scarce and they need to cover a lot of ground to find food. They have a number of other adaptations for desert life, allowing them to.

The Ord's kangaroo rat is a rare, nocturnally-active rodent distributed through the Middle Sand Hills and surrounding sandy regions of southeast Alberta.

Research has identified the location of habitats for the Ord's kangaroo rat in Alberta, including a number of isolated patches of natural habitat.

During field study of Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) at Suffield National Wildlife Area, Alberta, Canada, a high prevalence of parasitism by botfly (Diptera: Oestridae) larvae was observed. The range of Desert kangaroo rat includes parts of the Sonoran Desert as well as arid areas of southwestern North America - Death Valley, the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert (Mexico and United States).

The ideal habitat of this species is sandy-soiled desert with sparse vegetation, represented by grasses, cacti and creosote bush. Find the perfect kangaroo rat stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now.

Sleeping all day and only getting active at night, the Mojave Desert's Kangaroo Rat is an intriguing little mammal. David Attenborough entertainingly fails to. Habitat includes sand dunes where shrubs are low and widely spaced.

Range limits were based on areas of extensive sandy soil in the three counties along with the known extent of the species. The steppe zones that Ord's Kangaroo Rat inhabits in Washington were core areas, and all non-forested habitat .Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) is a kangaroo rat native to western North America, specifically the Great Plains and the Great Basin, with its range extending from extreme southern Canada to central Mexico.

Ord's kangaroo rat has a fifth toe on its hind feet, which distinguishes it from Dipodomys elator. It is bicolored with gold-brown dorsal hair and a white : Mammalia.No.

– Translocation Protocol for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) Alberta Species at Risk Report No.prepared by D.J. Bender, R. Dzenkiw and D.L. Gummer No. – An Occurrence-based Habitat Model for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta.