IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The range of the Long-tailed Pocket Mouse is mostly within the Mojave Desert, Colorado Desert, and the Great Basin. On cold nights, this animal becomes inactive, and usually remains within its burrow system during winter. It nearly always is found in habitats where there are rocks. Small piles of soil at the bases of rocks may indicate its presence.

Mammal Species of the World


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Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals


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