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The California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) is a monogamous species of rodent found along the coastal mountain ranges and eastern Sierra Nevada of California. It is the largest species in its genus with adult body length ranging between 22-29 cm and body mass between 33-54 g. Adults are distinctly bicolored with yellowish brown or gray mixed with black dorsal coloring and a white underside and feet.

Captive colonies of California mice have been useful for the study of the neuroendocrine mechanisms of parental behavior, aggression, and behavioral responses to stress.
California mouse