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Peromyscus yucatanicus

Yucatán Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Yucatán Deermice are fairly small, and fairly common in lowland deciduous and semi-deciduous forests. They have also been found in cornfields and dense grass. They are mainly terrestrial, though they climb low branches. These deermice breed year-round, producing litters of 1-4. Individuals from the southern part of the range are darker brownish than individuals from the north.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 93-103 mm; Tail: 91-104 mm

Weight:
Range: 18-25 g

References:

Allen, J.A, & F.M. Chapman, 1897. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 9:8.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus yucatanicus