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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.

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

Range: 18-25 g


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


Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Peromyscus yucatanicus