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Peromyscus melanurus

Black-tailed Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Endangered.

Black-tailed Deermice are found on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, México. All Peromyscus deermice have long tails, brownish backs, and white underparts; detailed measurements and DNA analysis are used to tell them apart.

Also known as:
Jalatengo Mouse

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

Range: 15 to more than 110 g


Osgood, W.H., 1909. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 28:215.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus melanurus