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Friday 15 December 2017

Species Sheet


California Pocket Mouse

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Rodentia
  FAMILY   Heteromyidae
   SUBFAMILY    Perognathinae
    SUBGENUS     Chaetodipus
       LATIN NAME      Chaetodipus californicus
AUTHOR  Merriam, 1889
SYNONYMS  Perognathus californicus - Perognathus armatus - 
HISTORIC  
NOTES  

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Central California, throughout the Sierra Nevada. Coast, Transverse, and Peninsular ranges of southern California (U.S.A.) and northern Baja California in Mexico,
STATUS  IUCN 2009 : Least Concern

SUBSPECIES

 Describ subspecies = 8? ; Valid in taxonomy = 8?
 Possible listed subspecies =
9
Chaetodipus californicus armatus ?
Chaetodipus californicus bensoni
Chaetodipus californicus bernardinus
Chaetodipus californicus californicus
Chaetodipus californicus dispar
Chaetodipus californicus femoralis
Chaetodipus californicus marinensis
Chaetodipus californicus mesopolius
Chaetodipus californicus ochrus
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Chaetodipus californicus is on the left with Chaetodipus fallax on the right