Oldfield mouse

Oldfield mouse

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


Keywords: nocturnal , white

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

Adult weight : 0.014 kg (0.0308 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Female maturity :28 days

Gestation : 24 days

Weaning : 21 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 3

Interval between litters : 25 days

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Body mass : 0.012 kg (0.0264 lbs)

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Facts about the oldfield mouse

The oldfield mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) is common and abundant throughout the southeastern United States.

The oldfield mouse is a wide-ranging species in the Southeast.

Also, the oldfield mouse, Peromyscus polionotus, is present along the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines of Florida, and populations of them on barrier islands have become sufficiently distinct to a have acquired a different common name, the beach mouse. (Full text)

" The beach mouse, Peromyscus polionotus, is small and nocturnal. (Full text)

Beginning in extreme southwestern North Carolina, the range of the Oldfield mouse is reported to include western South Carolina, all of Georgia (excluding northern mountains and extreme southeastern wetlands), all of eastern/central Alabama, extreme northeastern Mississippi and northern / central Florida. (Full text)

GENERAL STATEMENT Peromyscus polionotus is the smallest species of the genus in the United States. (Full text)

Endangered Status The Alabama Beach Mouse, a subspecies of the Oldfield Mouse, is on the U. (Full text)

Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), a rare subspecies of the oldfield mouse, is native to a section of Florida's central panhandle coast from Gulf County to Bay County. (Full text)

The Oldfield Mouse is smallest of these three; its diagnostic field mark--a whitish tail with a thin brown stripe down the middle of the top--makes it easy to identify. (Full text)

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

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