Coarse-haired pocket mice
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Genus : Chaetodipus
Animals in the genus Chaetodipus
|Desert pocket mouse|
Facts about the genus Chaetodipus, the coarse-haired pocket mice
Because most gene flow in Chaetodipus is likely mediated by males (20) and because the mitochondrial genome has an effective population size one-quarter the effective size of autosomes, mitochondrial DNA provides a sensitive marker for detecting population structure.
Chaetodipus: Coarse-haired Pocket Mice The natural history and behavior of Chaetodipus is much like that of Perognathus, though there is variation by species.