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Reithrodontomys gracilis

Slender Harvest Mouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Slender Harvest Mice occupy a wide range of habitats as long as they can find good ground cover to protect them from hungry birds of prey. They are found from sea level to about 1,370 m elevation in both arid and semi-arid places. They are good climbers, scurrying into cactus hedges, trees, and shrubs, rafters in houses, and among logs and roots on the ground. Not much is known about their reproductive pattern, but females have been found carrying 2-4 fetuses.

Range: Total Length: 105-154 mm; Tail: 90-98 mm


Allen, J.A, & F.M. Chapman, 1897. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 9:9.


Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Reithrodontomys gracilis