Bailey's pocket mouse

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Bailey's pocket mouse
Chaetodipus baileyi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Chaetodipus
Species: C. baileyi
Binomial name
Chaetodipus baileyi
(Merriam, 1894)

Bailey's pocket mouse (Chaetodipus baileyi) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is found in Mexico and in California, Arizona and New Mexico in the United States.[1]

The Bailey's pocket mouse, is the only known animal to be able to digest the wax found inside the jojoba nut.[2]


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A. V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T. & Lacher, T. (2008). Chaetodipus baileyi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Chaetodipus baileyi". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  • Patton, J. L. 2005. Family Heteromyidae. pp. 844–858 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.