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Pinyon Mouse Peromyscus truei


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

Description Medium-sized mouse with large ears and a hairy tail. Ears are longer than the hind feet, and relatively larger than other Peromyscus. The tail has a dark dorsal stripe and is tipped with long hairs.

Dimensions 171-231mm, 76-123mm, 15-50g

Habitat Forests & woodlands, Scrub, shrub & brushlands

Range Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Texas, California, Northwest

Discussion Favors rocky slopes with pinyon pine and juniper.