Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

A medium-size kangaroo rat. White below. Many hairs in top and bottom tail stripes have white bases, giving stripes a grizzled appearance. Crested tail about a 1 1/2 times body length; white tail stripe about half as wide as dark dorsal stripe. Hindfoot has 5 toes; soles of feet dusky.

  • States/US Territories in which the Stephens' kangaroo rat, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  California
  • US Counties in which the Stephens' kangaroo rat, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
09/30/1988 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
09/30/1988 53 FR 38465 38469 Determination of End. Status for Stephen's Kangaroo Rat; 53 FR 38465- 38469
09/18/2015 80 FR 56423 56432 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings on 25 Petitions
05/21/2003 68 FR 27841 27842 Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Harley John Reservoir Replacement in Riverside County, CA
11/19/1987 52 FR 44453 44456 Determination of End. Status for Stephen's Kangaroo Rat; 52 FR 44453- 44456
08/19/2010 75 FR 51204 51223 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Remove the Stephens' Kangaroo Rat From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
03/14/2005 70 FR 12497 12498 Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the North County Multiple Species Conservation Program, San Diego, CA
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
04/21/2004 69 FR 21567 21569 90-Day Finding on Petition To Delist the Stephens' Kangaroo Rat and Initiation of a 5-Year Review
01/29/1993 58 FR 6526 6527 Availability of a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Moreno Highlands Boundary Amendment to the Stephen's Kangaroo Rat Incidental Take Permit for Riverside County, CA; (Dipodomys stephensi)
09/22/1992 57 FR 43747 Availability of Environmental Assessment & Receipt of Application for Extension with Amendments to 10(a)(1)(B) Permit PRT-739678 for Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for Incidental Take of Stephens' Kangaroo Rat in Riverside County, CA; 57 FR 43747
07/21/2005 70 FR 42085 42087 Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Lockheed Martin Corporation Project, Riverside County, CA
04/27/2012 77 FR 25112 25116 5-Year Reviews of Species in California and Nevada

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
06/23/1997 Draft Recovery Plan for Stephen's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys stephensi) View Implementation Progress Draft
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/21/2004 69 FR 21567 21569 90-Day Finding on Petition To Delist the Stephens' Kangaroo Rat and Initiation of a 5-Year Review
  • Notice 5-year Review
  • Notice 90-day Petition Finding, Substantial
04/27/2012 77 FR 25112 25116 5-Year Reviews of Species in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
Five Year Review
Date Title
07/22/2011 Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) 5-Year Revew

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Stephens' kangaroo rat.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Citation Builders Ridge at Cresta Verde
Corona Development Co.
El Sobrante Landfill
Harley John Reservoir
John Laing Properties, Village Green.
Lake Mathews
Newport Estates
North Peak Development Project
Pacific Gateway Homes
Potrero Valley/Laborde Canyon Lockheed Martin Low-Effect HCP (Riverside Cnty, CA)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment (1st Time Ext. w/Amendment)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment #1 (Temecula Addition)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment (Boundary Change #1)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment (Boundary Change #1 Reconsideration-Orangecrest)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment (Boundary Change) (#2-22 Amendments)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Amendment (Boundary Change #2 Moreno Highlands Addition)
Riverside County, SKR (Short-Term) Ammendment (2nd Time Ext. w/Amendment)
Riverside County, Stephens' Kangaroo Rat (Long-Term)
Riverside County, Stephens Kangaroo Rat (SKR) (Short-Term)
San Diego County Water Authority Subregional NCCP/HCP
San Diego Gas & Electric
Western Riverside MSHCP (One permit w/ 22 permittees)

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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