Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, North American Mammals
Search the Archive

  Rodentia · Cricetidae · Peromyscus mekisturus
   Smithsonian Institution
   Copyright Notice
   Privacy Notice
Peromyscus mekisturus

Puebla Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Critically Endangered.

The Puebla Deermouse lives more than a mile high in the mountains of southeastern Puebla, Mexico. As with other deermice, it is nocturnal. Its large eyes and ears help it navigate and avoid predators as it scurries around at night looking for seeds and other foods.

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

Range: 15 to more than 110 g


Merriam, C.H., 1898. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 12:124.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus mekisturus