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Perognathus merriami

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA HETEROMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Perognathus merriami
Species Authority: J.A. Allen, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Great Basin Pocket Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: From southwestern Oklahoma through western and southern Texas and eastern New Mexico (United States), and into far northeastern Chihuahua, northern and eastern Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas (Mexico).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico; United States (New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
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Population [top]

Population: Apparently common, although localized in distribution within range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in short-grass prairie, desert scrub, and arid brushland. Is able to live in disturbed habitat, such as grazed pastureland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures specific to this species. However, there are several protected areas within its range.

Citation: Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. 2008. Perognathus merriami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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