Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Jerry R. Choate
The plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens) is one of the most abundant species of mammal in agriculturally disturbed areas of the Sandsage Prairie of southwestern Kansas. Plains pocket mice are active above ground from early spring until late autumn. Breeding occurs from late spring through early summer, and litters consist of as many as seven young. Foods consist primarily of seeds, and large seeds are stored for consumption in winter. Two types of burrows constructed are shallow tunnels (used primarily for escape) and deep tunnels (in which the mice live).
Copyright 1985 Kent M. Reed
Reed, Kent M., "Natural History and Taxonomy of the Plains Pocket Mouse" (1985). Master's Theses. 1961.