Southern grasshopper mouse

Southern grasshopper mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Onychomys torridus

 

The Southern grasshopper 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 southern grasshopper mouse
A young / baby of a southern grasshopper mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A southern grasshopper mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
Southern grasshopper mouse

Adult weight : 0.022 kg (0.0484 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Female maturity :41 days

Male maturity : 41 days

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 20 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 3

Interval between litters : 30 days

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

Body mass : 0.019 kg (0.0418 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the southern grasshopper mouse

1996: Onychomys torridus is uncommon within the White Sands Missile Range.

Comments on Distribution NEW MEXICO 1975: The southern grasshopper mouse is a desert species of lower elevations and southern latitudes in New Mexico.

Southern grasshopper mouse The southern grasshopper mouse is a medium sized gray-brown- to cinnamon-colored mouse with a short, white-tipped tail.

The southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridus, is native to the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico.

The southern grasshopper mouse is nocturnal and active year-round. (Full text)

The nest of the southern grasshopper mouse is typically located in a burrow system that may have been abandoned by another small mammal (Bailey and Sperry 1929, Hall and Kelson 1959). (Full text)

Similar species: Southern Grasshopper Mouse is smaller; tail usually more than 1/2 length of head and body; low valleys. (Full text)

00 ----- vhs (Aspects of Animal Behavior series) Unlike most other rodents, the grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridus, is primarily a predator. (Full text)

Southern grasshopper mouse The southern grasshopper mouse is a medium sized gray-brown- to cinnamon-colored mouse with a short, white-tipped tail. (Full text)

Similar Species Southern Grasshopper Mouse is smaller, with longer tail. (Full text)

The Southern Grasshopper Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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