Pacific jumping mouse

Pacific jumping mouse

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


The Pacific jumping mouse is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Pacific jumping mouse

The Pacific Jumping Mouse (Zapus trinotatus) is distributed along the Pacific Coast in naturally patchy stream-side, wetland, and meadow habitats.

The pacific jumping mouse is larger than other members of the genus.

Zapus trinotatus is pentadactyl, and the soles of its feet are naked.

Zapus trinotatus Rhoads - Pacific Jumping Mouse The Pacific Jumping Mouse is a coastal species found from south-western British Columbia to California.

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

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