| Allen's Cotton Rats are found from near sea level along Mexico's Pacific coast to as high as 3,050 m. in the mountains. They seem to prefer moist, vine- or shrub-covered slopes. Their grass nests have been found in rotten logs, under rocks or piles of bark, and in clumps of grass. These furry-tailed grass-eaters are the most tropical cotton rats.
Head and Body: 139-152 mm
Bailey, V., 1902. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 15:112.
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