Silky pocket mouse

Silky pocket mouse

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SPECIES
Perognathus flavus
WEIGHT
6-9 g

The silky pocket mouse is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in northern and central Mexico and the southwest region of the United States. It is a species of least concern, according to the IUCN, with no known major threats. The silky pocket mouse eats seeds, succulent parts of plants and nuts, and carries food in its cheek pouches. It lives in low valley bottoms with soft soils, among weeds and shrubs, where it burrows in the sand to bury seed caches. The species is more tolerant of harsh habitat conditions than other pocket mice.

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Silky pocket mouse habitat map

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PREGNANCY DURATION
26 days
BABY CARRYING
4

References

1. Silky pocket mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silky_pocket_mouse
2. Silky pocket mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/16635/115135061

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