California mouse

California mouse

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Peromyscus californicus
WEIGHT
33.2-54.4 g
LENGTH
220-285 mm

The California deermouse or California mouse is a species of rodent in the subfamily Neotominae in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the Peromyscus californicus species group. It is found in northwestern Mexico and central to southern California. It is the largest Peromyscus species in the United States. While most rodents are polygamous, the California deermouse is monogamous and forms pair bonds, making it a model organism for researchers studying the genetics and neurobiology of partner fidelity and paternal care.

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No

Nocturnal

Fr

Frugivore

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Ar

Arboreal

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

C

starts with

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical Realms

Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
30 to 33 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 3

References

1. California mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_mouse
2. California mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/16654/22361553

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