Oldfield mouse

Oldfield mouse

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Peromyscus polionotus
Life Span
1.5 years
WEIGHT
10-15 g
LENGTH
110-150 mm

The oldfield mouse or beach mouse is a nocturnal species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in the southeastern United States on sandy beaches, in corn and cotton fields, and in hedge rows and open timber tracts. Coloration varies with geographic location; inland populations are generally fawn-colored, while coastal populations are lighter or white. The mouse eats seeds, fruits, and occasionally insects, and lives and raises its three to four young in a simple burrow. Weaning occurs at 20

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No

Nocturnal

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Om

Omnivore

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

O

starts with

Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
24 days
BABY CARRYING
3 to 4

References

1. Oldfield mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldfield_mouse
2. Oldfield mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/42654/115199876

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