Western jumping mouse

Western jumping mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Dipodidae
Subfamily : Zapodinae
Species : Zapus princeps

 

The Pacific jumping mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the western jumping mouse
A young / baby of a western jumping mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A western jumping mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Western jumping mouse

Adult weight : 0.021 kg (0.0462 lbs)

Gestation : 19 days

Weaning : 30 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

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Facts about the western jumping mouse

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Duke DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY In California, the western jumping mouse is distributed in the Sierra Nevada from southeastern Shasta Co.

However, because the western jumping mouse is so rare in the Yukon, the one you see will likely be the meadow jumping mouse.

The western jumping mouse (Zapus princeps) is only found in extreme southern Yukon.

The western jumping mouse is smaller and darker in color, with more yellowish-brown on the sides.

Western Jumping Mouse Zapus princepsHabitat: The western jumping mouse is an inhabitant of riparian communities at moderate to high elevations in Colorado, usually between 1,830 m and 3,500 m (6,000-11,500 ft). (Full text)

The Western Jumping Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

(xxxii) Western jumping mouse, Zapodidae Family (Zapus princeps) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xxxiii) Porcupine, Erethizontidae Family (Erethizon dorsatum) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (xxxiv) Other South American rodents, Degus and Octodontidae Families (All species) are prohibited (Full text)

Western Jumping Mouse ClassOrderFamilySpecies Mammalia Rodentia Zapodidae Zapus princeps Western Jumping Mouse Distribution, Abundance, and Seasonality In California, the western jumping mouse is distributed in the Sierra Nevada from southeastern Shasta Co. (Full text)

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