Multimammate mouse Mus indutus Desert pygmy mouse
Petromyscus collinus Pygmy rock mouse Rhabdomys pumilio Four-striped grass mouse Saccostomus campestris Pouched mouse Thallomys paedulcus Acacia rat u.
Weighing in at about 1 ounce, Archicebus was slightly smaller than the tiniest living primates, Madagascar's pygmy mouse
lemurs, the researchers report.
The northern pygmy mouse
(Baiomys taylori) is a Neotropical rodent, which over the past century has expanded its range from southern Texas (Bailey, 1905) to all but the most northeastern and western regions of the state (Brant and Dowler, 2002; Schmidly, 2004) and into portions of Oklahoma (Roehrs et al.
However, the distribution he depicted for the pygmy mouse
was restricted to south Texas and the Gulf Coastal Plain (Bailey 1905: Fig.
Seven types of rodent species were located in these sites: deer mouse, wood rat, spiny mouse, kangaroo rat, cotton rat, harvest mouse, and pygmy mouse
When a pygmy mouse
lemur nibbled her finger, she squealed: "It feels like meeting a long-lost relative
While some of the animals look cute and cuddly, such as the palm-sized pygmy mouse
lemurs of Madagascar, others are a lot more fierce.
Here we report identification of remains of the northern pygmy mouse
(Baiomys taylon), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), and Merriam's pocket mouse (Perognathus merriami) as prey of the western burrowing owl.
The northern pygmy mouse
has been documented in the southern Rolling Plains (Davis & Schmidly 1994; Hanson et al.
Fieldwork in Nacogdoches County has documented the northern pygmy mouse
at one site beyond the distribution reported by Davis & Schmidly (1994).
The pygmy mouse
is common in north-central Texas, but specimens previously were available only from Denton, Montague and Wise counties (Dalquest & Horner 1984; Pitts & Smolen 1989; Davis & Schmidly 1994).
Overall, eight species of rodents and one species of insectivore totaling 36 individuals were captured: hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus, 12 individuals in all habitats), marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris, 7 individuals), cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus, 6 individuals), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, 3 individuals), pygmy mouse
(Baiomys taylori, 3 individuals), eastern wood rat (Neotoma floridana, 2 individuals), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, 1 individual), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens, 1 individual) and least shrew (Cryptotis parva, 1 individual).