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Habromys ixtlani

Ixtlán Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


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

Ixtlán Deermice are found high in the Sierra de Juárez mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, at elevations of 2,350 to 3,150 m. They are closely related to Zempoaltepec Deermice, which are found at similar elevations on other mountains in Oaxaca. However, these deermice have been physically separated from each other for so long that they have evolved into separate species. Like all deermice, they have big eyes and ears.

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


Goodwin, G.G., 1964. American Museum Novitates, 2183:3.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Habromys ixtlani