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Peromyscus winkelmanni

Coalcomán Deermouse

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Endangered.

The Coalcomán Deermouse has only been found in two areas in south-central Mexico, in damp forest habitat on the west side of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. Large, old oaks grow in its habitat among the pine trees. Mosses, lichens, and epiphytes such as orchids grow on the trees, and there are many rocks and fallen trees. The Mexican government hopes to protect this deermouse, which may be threatened by logging. It is very similar genetically to P. aztecus.

Also known as:
Forest Mouse

Average: Total Length: 249 mm; Tail: 129 mm

Average: 53-54.5 g


Carleton, M.D., 1977. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 675:2.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Peromyscus winkelmanni