Reithrodontomys humulis (Eastern Harvest Mouse)
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Habitat: Fields, weedy roadsides, and brushy clearings in the Oak-Hickory Ozark Plateau, Oak-Hickory-Pine Ouachita Highlands, and Cypress-Oak Floodplains of Oklahoma.

Habits: Eastern Harvest Mice are nocturnal, except in very cold weather when they forage in the day. They huddle up in groups of up to six individuals to keep warm in the cold. A baseball-sized nest of grass is constructed on the ground in a clump of grass or beneath a rock, or above ground in a clump or grass or in a shrub. They eat seeds, insects, and a little green vegetation. Like other small rodents, the Eastern Harvest Mouse has a very short life span, only 1 or 2 months on average, and there are about three young per litter.


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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