Arizona pocket mouse

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Arizona pocket mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Perognathus
Species: P. amplus
Binomial name
Perognathus amplus
Osgood, 1900

The Arizona pocket mouse (Perognathus amplus) is a rodent native to the Sonoran desert. It is a small mouse with a thinly furred tail that is smooth from base to tip (i.e. it has no tuft). In color it ranges from tan to orange. It is a nocturnal, burrowing animal. It eats seeds, which it carries back to its burrow in its cheek pouches.

References

  1. ^ Linzey, A.V.; Timm, R.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.; Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Perognathus amplus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 January 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

External links

  • Heteromyidae: Kangaroo Rats & Pocket Mice from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum


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