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Southern Grasshopper Mouse Onychomys torridus


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Southern Grasshopper Mouse
credit: Turtlerangler/CCSA

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Family: Muridae, Mice and Rats view all from this family

Description Grayish or pinkish-cinnamon above; white below. Differs from Chihuahuan Grasshopper Mouse only in genetic details, but ranges do not overlap.

Dimensions 130-160mm, 40-60mm, 20-40g

Similar Species Compared with the Northern Grasshopper Mouse, is smaller with a relatively long tail.

Habitat Deserts

Range Southwest, Texas, California

Discussion Occurs in arid habitats throughout Sonoran and Mojave deserts, plus chaparral in California.