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Peromyscus pembertoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Peromyscus pembertoni
Species Authority: Burt, 1932
Common Name(s):
English Pemberton's Deer Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T., Vázquez, E. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because the species has not been recorded since 1931.
History:
1996 Extinct (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in Sonora, San Pedro Nolasco Island (27°58’N, 111°24’W), México (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. San Pedro Nolasco is the only island in the Gulf that supported 2 species of Peromyscus (P. pembertoni and P. boylii glasselli). No other mammals occurred on the island.

P. pembertoni was collected on a steep, grass-covered hillside on the east side of the island (Burt 1938 in Alvarez-Castañeda and Calva 2003). Dominant plants are: elephant tree/torote (Bursera microphylla), pitayita (Echinocereus websterianus), liga (Euphorbia magdalenae), Adam’s tree/palo adan (Fouquieria diguetii), leatherplant/matacora (Jatropha cuneata), biznaguita/fishhook cactus (Mammillaria multidigitata, M. tayloriorum), malva rosa (Melochia tomentosa), chain-fruit cholla/cholla (Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida), cardon (Pachycereus pringlei), slipper plant/candelilla (Pedilanthus macrocarpus), jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), and pitaya dulce/organpipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) (Alvarez-Castañeda and Calva 2003).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T., Vázquez, E. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2008. Peromyscus pembertoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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