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Pale Kangaroo Mouse Microdipodops pallidus


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Pale Kangaroo Mouse
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Family: Heteromyidae, Pocket Mice and Kangaroo Rats view all from this family

Description A pale pinkish-cinnamon-colored kangaroo mouse. Dorsal surface of tail is same color as the body, and lacks a dark tip. Hind foot is more than 25mm. Belly fur is pale pinkish cinnamon at the base.

Dimensions 150-173mm, 74-99mm, 10-17g

Habitat Deserts, Scrub, shrub & brushlands

Range Southwest, California

Discussion Uses valley bottomlands with stabilized dunes with fine sand in Upper Sonoran life zone dominated by saltbush and greasewood.