The snout-vent length is between 9 and 12 cm and the tail length between 10 and 12 cm. The weight varies between 20 and 38 g. The alpine field mouse is brown on the back and on the outside of the limbs, with the upperparts being the darkest. The belly and the inside of the limbs are dark to white-grey. A yellowish spot often occurs on the throat. Morphological differences to the yellow-necked mouse are only found in details of the skull structure. The hind feet are quite large for a wood mouse, about 2.5 cm long. These and the long tail help the animal to climb in rocky terrain.
Their habitat is forests or other tree stands interrupted by grassy areas or rocky spots.
The text is a translation of an excerpt from Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpenwaldmaus). On wikipedia the text is available under a „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ licence. Status: 23 August 2021