Hispid pocket mouse
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Species : Chaetodipus hispidus
The Hispid 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 hispid pocket mouseA young / baby of a hispid pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A hispid pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Facts about the hispid pocket mouse
1975: The hispid pocket mouse is a typical Great Plains species, which in New Mexico is usually found in areas of taller grasses and tall annual forbs.
Similar Species Nelson's and Rock pocket mice have rump spines or bristles; Hispid Pocket Mouse is generally larger, with shorter uncrested and untufted tail.
The hispid pocket mouse, Chaetodipus hispidus, is found statewide (including near Lincoln), but is most abundant in the western part of the state.
The pelage of the hispid pocket mouse is harsh, with a rump patch of noticeable spiny bristles.
Description: The hispid pocket mouse is the largest pocket mouse in Colorado. (Full text)
The Hispid Pocket Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)More animals beginning with H