A systematic study of parasitic mites on kangaroo rats at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada, was conducted from August, 1959, to December, 1961. The intent was to determine their kinds, numbers, seasonal occurrence, and ecological relationship with Dipodomys merriami merriami Mearns and Dipodomys microps occidentalis Hall and Dale in nuclear disturbed and contiguous undisturbed areas. Study areas were established in three major valleys -- Jackass Flats, Yucca Flat, and F renchman Flat.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Goates, Morris A., "Parasitic mites of kangaroo rats of the Nevada atomic test site" (1963). Theses and Dissertations. 7933.
Kangaroo rats; Parasites