Baja pocket mouse

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Baja pocket mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Chaetodipus
Species: C. rudinoris
Binomial name
Chaetodipus rudinoris
(Elliot, 1903)

The Baja pocket mouse (Chaetodipus rudinoris) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. The species occurs in southern California, Baja California and on islands in the Gulf of California.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

The Baia pocket mouse has six recognised subspecies.[2] The Montserrat Island pocket mouse (Chaetodipus rudinoris fornicatus) became extinct in 1975 (last sighting).[1][3]

  • Chaetodipus rudinoris rudinoris
  • Chaetodipus rudinoris extimus
  • Chaetodipus rudinoris fornicatus (Monserrate Island pocket mouse)
  • Chaetodipus rudinoris hueyi
  • Chaetodipus rudinoris knekus
  • Chaetodipus rudinoris mesidios

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Chaetodipus rudinoris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  2. ^ Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.
  3. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T. and Cortés-Calva, P. 2002. Extirpation of Bailey's pocket mouse Chaetodipus baileyi fornicatus (Heteromyidae : Mammalia), from Isla Montserrat, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Western North American Naturalist 62: 496-497.