| The Baja California Pocket Mouse lives on pebbly soils, usually locating its dens near large shrubs or small trees. It is relatively large and drab, with harsh, grayish fur, and without spines on its rump. When it is foraging, it is wary of owls. It can hear them approaching and often escapes by making evasive leaps. Like other Chaetodipus, it is solitary and has no need for drinking water.
Males are larger than females
Total Length: 211 mm males; 201 mm females
Check Incoming for Females Total Length: 206-240 mm males; 176-228 mm
28.2 g males; 24.5 g females
Elliot, D.G., 1903. Field Columbian Musem, Zoology Series (Publ. 74), 3(10):167.
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