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Habromys lepturus

Zempoaltepec Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered. This species is found in a single location with continuing decline of habitat.


Zempoaltepec Deermice live high in humid mountain forests in northcentral Oaxaca, Mexico. Deermice in the genus Habromys are medium-sized and have somewhat woolly fur, big eyes and ears, and broad feet that are an asset given their semi-arboreal habits.

Also known as:
Slender Tail Deer Mouse

Length:
Range: Head and body 80-140 mm; Tail 87-145 mm

References:

Merriam, C.H., 1898. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 12:118.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Habromys lepturus