Perognathus flavus (Silky Pocket Mouse)
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Habitat: Deserts, plains, and grasslands with sandy or gravelly, or gypsum soils.

Habits: During the winter, the Silky Pocket Mouse may hibernate or at least has much reduced activity. When exposed to low temperatures, they become torpid. Burrows often are placed under rocks, in crevices, or under a bush. These mice are nocturnal.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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