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San Diego Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus fallax

 


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



Description Medium-sized pocket mouse with broad region of yellowish to orangish hair on its sides that contrasts with its dark brown back. Has a number of stiff bristly hairs or spines in the rump region, but fewer than Spiny Pocket Mouse.


Dimensions 176-200mm, 88-118mm, 17-22g


Habitat Deserts


Range California


Discussion Uses sparse, low, desert shrublands up to dense, high, coastal, sage-scrub vegetation.


 

 

 

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