Three Heermann’s kangaroo rats (Dipodomys heermanni), from San Luis Obispo County, California, were examined for ectoparasites. Two species of flea were found,Meringis californicus and Hoplopsyllus anomalus. Occurrence of these two species onDipodomys heermanni has not been reported before and represents new host records.
Clark, Howard O. Jr. and Pigage, Helen K.
"New flea (Siphonaptera) record for Heermann's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni), San Luis Obispo County, California,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 74
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol74/iss3/11