Pouched mouse

Pouched mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetomyinae
Species : Saccostomus campestris


The Pouched mouse is listed as Least Concern. 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 pouched mouse
A young / baby of a pouched mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A pouched mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Some facts about the
Pouched mouse

Adult weight : 0.047 kg (0.1034 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Female maturity :45 days

Gestation : 21 days

Weaning : 25 days

Litter size : 7

Interval between litters : 51 days

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Body mass : 0.068 kg (0.1496 lbs)

Temperature : 34.85 °C (94.73 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the pouched mouse

The little fat-tailed dunnart, sometimes called a pouched-mouse, is an inhabitant of open country where there is a scattering of boulders or logs on the ground.

The Pouched Mouse is really somewhat more like a shrew.

The retina of the Siberian hamster and the pouched mouse is the first example to show a uniform coexpression of M and S cone opsins in all cones, without any topographical gradient in opsin expression. (Full text)

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