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Mearns' Grasshopper Mouse Onychomys arenicola


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

Description Differs from Southern Grasshopper Mouse only in genetic details, but ranges do not overlap. Smaller than the Northern Grasshopper Mouse, with a relatively larger tail.

Dimensions 120-160mm, 35-55mm, 20-35g

Habitat Deserts, Scrub, shrub & brushlands

Range Southwest, Texas

Discussion Also knows as Mearns' Grasshopper Mouse. Occurs in low desert-scrub habitats in Chihuahuan Desert, and extending slightly northward