Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetomyinae
Species : Saccostomus campestris
The Pouched mouse is listed as Least Concern. 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 pouched mouseA young / baby of a pouched mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A pouched mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Pouched mouse habitatsArable Land, Artificial / Terrestrial, Desert, Dry savanna, Grassland, Rural Gardens, Savanna, Shrubland, Temperate Desert, Temperate Grassland and Temperate Shrubland
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 0.047 kg (0.1034 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 5 years
Female maturity :45 days
Gestation : 21 days
Weaning : 25 days
Litter size : 7
Interval between litters : 51 days
Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)
Body mass : 0.068 kg (0.1496 lbs)
Temperature : 34.85 °C (94.73 °F)
Facts about the pouched mouse
The little fat-tailed dunnart, sometimes called a pouched-mouse, is an inhabitant of open country where there is a scattering of boulders or logs on the ground.
The Pouched Mouse is really somewhat more like a shrew.
The retina of the Siberian hamster and the pouched mouse is the first example to show a uniform coexpression of M and S cone opsins in all cones, without any topographical gradient in opsin expression. (Full text)More animals beginning with P