Mesquite mouse

Mesquite mouse

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


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

Facts about the mesquite mouse

3 Status: The mesquite mouse is a Wildlife Species of Concern in Arizona.

Mesquite Mouse or Peromyscus merriami is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

A single desert riparian mammal—Merriam's mesquite mouse—is now extinct due to the loss of riparian habitat at the hand of groundwater pumping, arroyo cutting, and overgrazing. (Full text)

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

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