Merriam's pocket mouse

Merriam's pocket mouse

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


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

Adult weight : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Weaning : 23 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Merriam's pocket mouse

Merriam's Pocket Mouse is very similar, but differs genetically and usually has a somewhat longer tail.

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