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Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in Mesquite-acacia desert, 1 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 2 times found in open desert, 1 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, 1 times found in chihuahuan desert, 2 times found in Oak and cholla, 1 times found in Creosote bush desert, 1 times found in creosote scrub, 1 times found in Sagebrush and yucca, 1 times found in whitethorn mesquite, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil; nocturnal activity, 3 times creosote bush, 1 times unmarked nest in ground, 1 times ground nest, 1 times under rock, 1 times under dung, 1 times soil nest in open, seeds in nest, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times grassy with scattered Ephedra, crater nest in fine soil.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 1 times Search.
Elevations: collected from 762 - 1554 meters, 1240 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000062691; Paratype: fmnhins0000062762, fmnhins0000062763, fmnhins0000062764, fmnhins0000062765, fmnhins0000062776, fmnhins0000062777, fmnhins0000062778; Paratype, Paratype: fmnhins0000058305, fmnhins0000058309