Reithrodontomys fulvescens (Fulvous Harvest Mouse)
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Habitat: Brushy grasslands, prairies, and forest-grassland areas in the Mixed-grass Plains, Post Oak-Blackjack Uplands, Tall-grass Rolling Plains, Oak-Hickory Ozark Plateau, Oak-Hickory-Pine Ouachita Highlands, and Cypress-Oak Floodplains.

Habits: The Fulvous Harvest Mouse lives in a baseball-sized nest of grass, and plugs the entrance when it is inside. They are exclusively nocturnal. They eat seeds, greens, and insects. Fulvous Harvest Mice only live about 2 or 3 months, 1 year being old age. Females have two litters per year with two to four young in each litter. These mice may form monogamous pair bonds.


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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