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Peromyscus perfulvus

Tawny Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Many deermice are found on mountain slopes, but the Tawny Deermouse inhabits coastal lowlands. Deermice occur in a great variety of habitats, and often, wherever they are, they are the most plentiful mammal. They are active year-round, and in many places breed year-round as well. Newborn mice weigh only about half an ounce--as much as a US 10-cent coin (a dime). They grow up rapidly; they are weaned and independent in only a month or two.

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

Range: 15 to more than 110 g


Osgood, 1945. Journal of Mammalogy, 26:299.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus perfulvus