Author: 6th Happiness
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Podomys floridanus
The Florida mouse is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Florida mouseA young / baby of a Florida mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Florida mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 0.032 kg (0.0704 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 7 years
Gestation : 23 days
Weaning : 25 days
Litter size : 3
Interval between litters : 33 days
Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 0.013 kg (0.0286 lbs)
Body mass : 0.031 kg (0.0682 lbs)
Facts about the Florida mouse
The Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) is the only species of mammal entirely restricted to Florida.
The Florida mouse is a ground dweller and typically lives in burrows, favoring those of the gopher tortoise.
The Florida Mouse is almost exclusively a burrow dweller.
The Florida mouse is larger than other deer mice and its closest relatives apparently are in southern Mexico (Layne 1992).
ABSTRACT- The Florida mouse, Podomys floridanus, is endemic to and a listed species in Florida. (Full text)
The Florida mouse is considered a commensal species because of its dependence upon gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows as sites for its burrows and nests. (Full text)
Even though it is considered large for its species, the Florida Mouse is small, only growing to an average length of 5-8 inches (12-20 cm) . (Full text)
The monotypic Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) is (Full text)
Preyed upon by most common predators in its habitat, the Florida Mouse is often seen with a short tail, presumably the result of a narrow escape from a would-be captor. (Full text)
Ugyancsak albÃ©rletre szorul az endemikus floridai egÃ©r (Podomys floridanus)is. (Full text)
The Florida Mouse is found only in Florida on sandy beaches and scrub-brush. (Full text)More animals beginning with F