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Peromyscus beatae

Orizaba Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


The range of the Orizaba Deermouse extends from the highlands of east-central Mexico through the mountains of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Although its range is widespread, it is less-studied than many other deermice, and little specific information is available about its lifestyle. Presumably it is nocturnal, active year-round, and eats both insects and plant matter, like other Peromyscus.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 70-170 mm; Tail: 40-205 mm

Weight:
Range: 15 g to more than 110 g

References:

Thomas, O., 1903. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 7, 11:485.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus beatae