Cotton mouse

Cotton mouse

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


Keywords: white , brown

The Cotton 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 cotton mouse
A young / baby of a cotton mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A cotton mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
United States

Facts about the cotton mouse

FeldhamerA Non-lethal Method for Identification of the Cotton Mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus (LeConte, 1853)The cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus) is on the northern periphery of its range in southwestern Kentucky, southeastern Missouri, and southern Illinois.

It should be noted that Peromyscus gossypinus is represented in the state by a northern and a southern subspecies, which meet about the middle of the state. (Full text)

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

(28 - 56 g) Physical Characteristics: The cotton mouse is the largest and heaviest of the three species of Peromyscus found in the park. (Full text)

The cotton mouse is the largest and heaviest of the three species of Peromyscus found in the park.

USFWS Refuges on which the Key Largo cotton mouse is reported.

Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola (Schwartz) FAMILY: Muridae STATUS: Endangered, Federal Register, August 31, 1984 DESCRIPTION: A small mouse, the Key Largo cotton mouse is brown on top

The size of the cotton mouse is medium to large with a total length of 170-188 mm and a weight of 25-39 grams. (Full text)

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Endangered Status The Key Largo Cotton Mouse, a subspecies of the Cotton Mouse, is on the U. (Full text)

This soft and adorable organic cotton mouse is fun to play with and suitable for infants who enjoy teething on their toys.

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