Bailey's pocket mouse

Bailey's pocket mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Species : Chaetodipus baileyi

 

The Bailey's pocket 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 Bailey
A young / baby of a Bailey is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Bailey group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Mexico and United States

Facts about the Bailey's pocket mouse

Niche: Bailey's pocket mouse is a nocturnal granivore, inhabiting extremely xeric habitats of the Colorado Desert in California.

Bailey's pocket mouse is up to 9 inches long, more than half of that length tail.

Chaetodipus baileyi or Bailey's pocket mouse is weighed.

Reichman (1975) indicates that Bailey's pocket mouse is found in the saguaro-palo verde community, together with Larrea, Krameria, Fouquieria, Lycium, Acacia, and Franseria in southeastern Pinal County and that it feeds extensively on the seeds of combseed (Pectocarya) and cactus (Opuntia) (Hoffmeister, 1986) *06*.

The Bailey's pocket mouse is widely occuring in Saguaro National Park and is more abundant than other rodents in all areas except for heavily wooded riparian areas, where cactus mice predominate.

Bailey's pocket mouse Bailey’s pocket mouse is the largest of the pocket mice, weighing up to 1K ounces (39 g). (Full text)

However, only Bailey’s pocket mouse is known to be able to digest the wax. (Full text)

Niche: Bailey's pocket mouse is a nocturnal granivore, inhabiting extremely xeric habitats of the Colorado Desert in California. (Full text)

The Bailey's Pocket Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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