Plains pocket mouse

Plains pocket mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Species : Perognathus flavescens


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

Adult weight : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

Female maturity :84 days

Gestation : 26 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

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Facts about the plains pocket mouse

1993: Plains pocket mouse is common in the White Sands Naitonal Monument.

flavescens] (Caire, 1989) *12* "The plains pocket mouse is the most common species of Perognathus in grasslands on sandy to loamy soils in Colorado.

Perognathus flavescens is likely to be restricted to sandy soil, while P.

The plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens) is the only member of the rodent family Heteromyidae found in Minnesota.

The plains pocket mouse, Perognathus flavescens, is native to much of the central and southwestern United States, as well as to a small area of northern Mexico. (Full text)

Diet: Diet of the plains pocket mouse is mostly seeds of grasses and forbs. (Full text)

The Plains Pocket Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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