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Bailey's Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus baileyi


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Bailey's Pocket Mouse
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Family: Heteromyidae, Pocket Mice and Kangaroo Rats view all from this family

Description Large, with grayish fur washed with yellow on back and rump, whitish underparts, and a long bicolored tail with a strong terminal crest

Dimensions 206-240mm, 76-140mm, 25-38g; / 176-228mm, 86-125mm, 24-37g

Habitat Grasslands & prairies, Deserts

Range Southwest, California

Discussion Inhabits Sonoran Desert and favors pebbly soils marking transition from sandy flats to rocky slopes.