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Reithrodontomys hirsutus

Hairy Harvest Mouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Vulnerable.

Most harvest mice prefer grassy habitats. They include grass seeds in their diets. Their young, often several litters a year, are born in nests woven of grasses. Hairy Harvest Mice are found in Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico, and are plentiful enough not to be at risk of extinction.

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

Range: 6-20 g


Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the Washingon Academy of Sciences, 3:553.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Reithrodontomys hirsutus