| Lined Pocket Mice have been seen leaving their burrows about an hour after sunset and moving cautiously around under the cover of cactus or shrubs. If they have to cross an open area, they run swiftly. Their burrows are located at the base of desert plants or in rock crevices. They find seeds of opuntia cactus that have fallen to the ground. Even when a cactus fruit has been ripped open by a bird, they apparently eat only the seeds and not the pulpy fruit. These pocket mice have relatively coarse, dull gray fur with faint, buffy-colored lines. Nothing is known about reproduction in this species.
Males are larger than females
Total Length: males, 168.9 mm; females, 163.3 mm; Tail: males, 94.5 mm; females, 90.2 mm
Dalquest, W.W., 1951. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 41:362.
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