Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Thomasomys laniger
The Butcher, 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 mouseA 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'.
Facts about the oldfield mouse
Oldfield Mouse is smaller and lighter in color.
Oldfield Mouse is smaller, lighter colored.
The oldfield mouse is a wide-ranging species in the Southeast.
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)
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)More animals beginning with O