Southern Grasshopper Mouse

Southern Grasshopper Mouse

The southern grasshopper mouse is a small, robust species that averages 9-13 cm. in length with a tail that is longer than half the length of its head and body.

The southern grasshopper mouse is a small, robust species.

Its body size averages between 9-13 centimeters (3.5-5.1 inches) for the head and body and 3-6 centimeters (1.2-2.4 inches) for the tail.

The short, broad tail is club-shaped and longer than half the length of its head and body at 31-57%. The tail length of southern grasshopper mice museum specimens made up an average of 33.9% of their body length. Their tail length measured an average of 4.58 ± 0.36 centimeters in females, and 4.50 ± 0.39 centimeters in males. Average tail length does not vary greatly between the sexes.


Image | ©️ Internet Archive Book Images, Public Domain, (CC0 Public Domain)
Sources | (Kester, 1999; Mann & Towe, 2003; McCarty, 1975; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020)

 

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