Canyon mouse

Canyon mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Peromyscus crinitus


Keywords: gray , brown , green , nocturnal

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

Adult weight : 0.017 kg (0.0374 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :70 days

Male maturity : 70 days

Gestation : 24 days

Weaning : 28 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 27 days

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.014 kg (0.0308 lbs)

Body mass : 0.021 kg (0.0462 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the canyon mouse

GENERAL STATEMENT Peromyscus crinitus is a small to medium sized mouse with large ears and a long distinctly penicillate tail. (Full text)

Niche: The canyon mouse is a small granivore/omnivore of rocky, arid lands. (Full text)

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