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Peromyscus attwateri



Texas Deermouse



Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

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Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Texas Deermice need rocky environments. Where these occur, they are found in cedar glade, juniper-grass, and oak-juniper forests. They eat seeds, berries, green plants, and insects. They are medium-sized for the genus, with large hind feet. They have brownish backs, white bellies, and like all Peromyscus Deermice, have long tails. Large eyes and ears help them pursue their nocturnal lifestyle.

Also known as:
Attwater's Mouse, Texas Mouse

Sexual Dimorphism:
None

Length:
Range: 187-218 mm

Weight:
Range: 25-35 g

References:

Allen, J.A., 1895.  Descriptions of new American mammals, p. 330.  Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 7:327-340.

Links:

Mammal Species of the World (opens in a new window).

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account *
* PDF reader available here (opens in a new window).

Distribution of Peromyscus attwateri

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