| Gleaning Deermice are unusual because they live in two very different kinds of habitats. They have been found in low-elevation, humid tropical habitat, living on dry, rocky hillsides, and also in pine-oak mountain forests. They are medium-sized for the genus. They have rich, tawny-colored fur on their upperparts and a distinct, dark ring around the eye. Their long tails are moderately haired and usually tufted at the end. They have been classified and reclassified over the years; current DNA studies support their having species status.
Also known as:
Sierra Madre Mouse
Total Length: 202.9 mm Tail: 100 mm
Allen, J.A, 1897. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 9:50.
Mammal Species of the World (opens in a new window).
Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account (opens in a new window).