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Related to kangaroo rat: Desert Kangaroo Rat
Any of various long-tailed rodents of the genus Dipodomys of arid areas of western North America, with long hind legs adapted for jumping.
1. (Animals) any small leaping rodent of the genus Dipodomys, related to the squirrels and inhabiting desert regions of North America, having a stocky body and very long hind legs and tails: family Heteromyidae
2. (Animals) Also called: kangaroo mouse any of several leaping murine rodents of the Australian genus Notomys
any of various small jumping rodents of the genus Dipodomys, of Mexico and W North America.
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|Noun||1.||kangaroo rat - any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae|
pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
|2.||kangaroo rat - any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos|
kangaroo - any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
potoroo - Australian rat kangaroos
bettong - short-nosed rat kangaroo