Merriam's pocket mouse

Merriam's pocket mouse

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Perognathus merriami
Life Span
2 years
WEIGHT
7-10 g
LENGTH
113.93-116.43 mm

Merriam's pocket mouse is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in northeast Mexico and New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in the United States. Its habitat is shortgrass prairie, desert areas with scrub and arid shrubland. The species is named to honor Clinton Hart Merriam, a biologist who first described several other members of the genus Perognathus, and first elucidated the principle of a "life zone" as a means of characterizing ecological areas with similar plant and animal communities.

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No

Nocturnal

Fo

Folivore

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Om

Omnivore

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

Po

Polygyny

No

Not a migrant

Hi

Hibernating

M

starts with

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical Realms

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
26 days
BABY CARRYING
3 to 6

References

1. Merriam's pocket mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merriam's_pocket_mouse
2. Merriam's pocket mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/16637/115135383

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