California pocket mouse

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California pocket mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Chaetodipus
Species: C. californicus
Binomial name
Chaetodipus californicus
(Merriam, 1889)

The California pocket mouse (Chaetodipus californicus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.


Chaetodipus californicus is native to California in the Western United States and northern Baja California state in Northwest Mexico.[1] It is found in habitats, such as California chaparral and woodlands, in Southern California throughout the Southern Sierra Nevada, Southern California Coast Ranges, and the Transverse Ranges; and in Southern California and northern Baja California in the Peninsular Ranges.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Linzey, A.V.; Timm, R.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.; Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Chaetodipus californicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  • 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.

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