| Aztec Deermice eat grasses, seeds, and insects and other invertebrates, including monarch butterflies. In turn, barn owls, coyotes, bobcats, and weasels eat Aztec Deermice when they can. The mice live at mid- to high elevations in several mountain ranges in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, in humid forests, especially cloud forests, and sometimes in abandoned farm fields. Pregnant females, carrying up to five embryos, have been found from mid-summer through about January.
Head and Body: 109-126 mm; Tail: 108-140 mm
Saussure, M.H., 1860. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, Paris, ser. 2, 12:105.
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