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Scientific Classification

Heteromyidae is a taxonomic Family of rodents that live in the deserts and grasslands in western North America. They include the Spiny Pocket Mouse, which is their type genus (Heteromys), but are perhaps best known for the Kangaroo rat, which has become a common household pet.


Subfamily: Dipodomyinae

Subfamily: Heteromyinae

Subfamily: Perognathinae