Southern grasshopper mouse

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Southern grasshopper mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Onychomys
Species: O. torridus
Binomial name
Onychomys torridus
(Coues, 1874)

The southern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Mexico and in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah in the United States.[1] It is notable for its resistance to venom, and routinely kills and eats Arizona bark scorpions, a species with a highly poisonous sting.


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A. V.; Timm, R.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T.; Castro-Arellano, I.; Lacher, T. (2008). "Onychomys torridus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 February 2010.