The giant kangaroo rat is a keystone species on the Carrizo Plain because of its importance to the health of the overall habitat.
The giant kangaroo rat is a keystone species on the Carrizo Plain because of its importance to the health of the overall habitat. Associated Press
The giant kangaroo rat is a keystone species on the Carrizo Plain because of its importance to the health of the overall habitat. Associated Press

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