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Peromyscus ochraventer

El Carrizo Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Endangered.

Many Peromyscus species were scientifically described and named in the late 1800s or early in the 20th century. The El Carrizo Deermouse joined their ranks in 1951, when the scientist who trapped it realized he had caught an unknown species. It lives in moist forest habitats in Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and is not thought to be at risk of extinction.

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

Range: 15 to more than 110 g


Baker, R.H., 1951. The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publications, 5:213.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus ochraventer