Long-tailed pocket mouse

Long-tailed pocket mouse

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


The Long-tailed 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 longtailed pocket mouse
A young / baby of a longtailed pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A longtailed pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
Long-tailed pocket mouse

Adult weight : 0.019 kg (0.0418 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 28 days

Weaning : 25 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Body mass : 0.015 kg (0.033 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the long-tailed pocket mouse

Similarly, the long-tailed pocket mouse is found on the north side of the Colorado River and the rock pocket mouse lives only on the south side, and giant water bugs, gila monsters and other reptiles are found exclusively in the lower Canyon.

Long-tailed Pocket Mouse is smaller, and lacks yellow hairs in its grayish fur. (Full text)

The Long-tailed Pocket Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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