Family: Muridae, Mice and Rats view all from this family
Description Pelage is grizzled with blackish or dark brownish hairs interspersed with buff or grayish hairs. Sides are only slightly paler and underparts are pale to dark grayish, sometimes faintly washed with buff. No orange eye or nose ring. Juveniles are covered with short, darker pelage by one week of age. Tail short, scaly, and sparsely haired.
Dimensions 224-365mm, 81-166mm, 110-225g
Similar Species Smaller than the Arizona Cotton Rat, with smaller feet (32-34mm).
Habitat Meadows & fields, Grasslands & prairies
Range Plains, Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, Florida, Texas, California
Discussion Uses habitats with grasses especially little bluestem and bushy beardgrass.