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