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 mouseA 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'.
Pacific jumping mouse habitatsBogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Grassland, Temperate Grassland and Wetlands (inland)
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)More animals beginning with P