Peromyscus nasutus (J. A. Allen, 1891) — Overview

Northern Rock Mouse learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Description

Northern rock Mice live in rocky outcrops and among boulders in pinyon-juniper-oak woodlands in the foothills of mountains from Colorado and New Mexico south to Texas and northern Mexico. Populations of the Mice are separated from one another because the rocky habitat they find suitable is patchy. This Mouse has large ears shaped like oyster shells and a long, hairy, tail with which it can grasp branches as it climbs. Acorns appear to be important in its diet, but like other Peromyscus mice it is opportunistic, eating various nuts, berries, and plant materials, insects, and mushrooms. Much has yet to be discovered about this rare mouse.

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