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California Mouse Peromyscus californicus


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

Description The largest Peromyscus; has long, dense, fine fur that varies from yellowish brown to gray with a blackish-brown back and grayish below. The tail is indistinctly bicolored, well haired, and longer than the head and body.

Dimensions 220-285mm, 117-156mm, 33-55g

Habitat Forests & woodlands, Scrub, shrub & brushlands

Range California

Discussion Uses chaparral and oak woodland, redwood forests, and coastal sage scrub.