Corrigendum: The Phillips kangaroo rat (Dipodomys phillipsi): Population parameters


  • Sandra Helena Montero Bagatella Instituto de Biología. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Fernando A. Cervantes Instituto de Biología A.C
  • Alberto González Romero Instituto de Ecología A.C


density, desert rodents, Heteromydae, Mexico, reproductive characteristics, temperature.


CorrigendumMontero-Bagatella, S. H., F. A. Cervantes, and A. González-Romero. 2023. Population parameters of the Phillips kangaroo rat (Dipodomys phillipsii). Therya 14:351-359.Change in:Figure 3. Average sex and age breakdowns of captured Phillips´ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys phillipsii) by season for 2012-2016, from Perote, Veracruz.

Author Biography

Sandra Helena Montero Bagatella, Instituto de Biología. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Circuito exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Copilco, Coyoacán A.P. 70-233 México, CD MX. C.P. 04510


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