Little Pocket Mouse

In May of 2010 Shauna McDonald joined the UC Riverside Terrestrial Vertebrates class taught by John Rotenberry to do some small rodent trapping. She was able to show the class 7 different species, including Merriam Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami), Panamint Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys panamintinus), Long-tailed pocket mouse (Chaetodipus formosus), Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audobonii), Southern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys torridus), Cactus Mouse (Peromiscus eremicus), and the Little Pocket Mouse (Perognathus longimembris), which crawled up Shauna’s arm to give us a nice photo opportunity (photo below).