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Reithrodontomys zacatecae

Zacatecan Harvest Mouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Harvest mice are nocturnal and active year-round. They are good climbers. On the ground, they often use runways made by other small mammals. Grass seeds form a large part of their diet. They find seeds on the ground or bend the stems to get the seeds. They also eat some green leaves and occasionally insects. They are not usually thought to be a threat to agriculture. Zacatecan Harvest Mice are found only in Mexico, in Chihuahua and Michoacán.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 50-145 mm; Tail: 45-115 mm

Weight:
Range: 6-20 g

References:

Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the Washingon Academy of Sciences, 3:557.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Reithrodontomys zacatecae