E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Reithrodontomys megalotis (Baird, 1857)
Western Harvest Mouse
Family: Cricetidae

Photo of species

© Dick Cannings  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #126569)

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Distribution of Reithrodontomys megalotis in British Columbia
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The Western Harvest Mouse is a widespread and abundant nocturnal species of mouse that is found in North America in south-central British Columbia and southeastern Alberta, south through the western and mid-western United States, to southern Mexico (Linzey et al. 2008).

Three subspecies of this species are found in North America. Our subspecies is Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis (Nagorsen 2005).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS3BlueSC (Apr 2007)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Additional Photo Sources

Species References

Nagorsen, David W. 2005. Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia. Royal BC Museum Handbook. Royal BC Museum, Victoria.

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-05-23 2:57:27 PM]
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