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Peromyscus boylii

Brush Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

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Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Brush Deermice occupy rocky and brushy or forested environments in which rock ledges, piles of brush, fallen trees, and boulders offer shelter and denning sites. Although they are reportedly good climbers, they only occasionally build their nests in tree cavities. Within their enormous range, these Deermice are found only at elevations above 2,000 m. They consume many kinds of nuts, seeds, and fruit, including grass seeds, acorns, pine nuts, hackberries, juniper berries, and fir seeds.

Also known as:
Brush Mouse

Sexual Dimorphism:
None

Length:
Average: 194 mm
Range: 175-210 mm

Weight:
Range: 22-36 g

References:

Baird, S.F., 1855.  Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 7:335.

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Distribution of Peromyscus boylii