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Reithrodontomys chrysopsis

Volcano Harvest Mouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Harvest mice often build their baseball-sized nests above the ground, in vegetation. The nests are woven of grass and often house a pair of mice, who plug the entrance when they are within. Unlike most other small rodents, harvest mice tend not to be territorial. Volcano Harvest Mice live high in Mexico's volcano belt, the Cordillera Neovolcanica.

Range: Head and Body: 50-145 mm; Tail: 45-115 mm

Range: 6-20 g


Merriam, C.H., 1900. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 13:152.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Reithrodontomys chrysopsis