IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Brief Summary

Read full entry


"Most Pale Kangaroo Mice live in high, cold desert in Nevada; there is also a small population in eastern California. They look like small kangaroo rats, and like them, can hop on their large hind feet. They have a fur-lined pouch on each cheek, outside the mouth, which they use to carry seeds to their burrows for storage. They do almost all of their foraging at night, and escape bitter winter temperatures by hibernating. Their burrow systems are relatively simple. The Pale Kangaroo Mouse's back is pale pinkish-cinnamon in color. The Dark Kangaroo Mouse, not surprisingly, is darker: the fur on its back is brownish, blackish, or grayish."

Mammal Species of the World
Click here for The American Society of Mammalogists species account


Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Smithsonian Institution

Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals

Belongs to 1 community


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!