Peromyscus pembertoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
Listed as Extinct because the species has not been recorded since 1931.
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).
Regionally extinct:
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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 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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