|Scientific Name:||Peromyscus californicus|
|Species Authority:||(Gambel, 1848)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Lacher, T.|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
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.
|Range Description:||Restricted to southern California (United States) and northern Baja California (Mexico). Elevational range sea level to 2,440 m.|
Native:Mexico; United States (California)
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Can be locally common.
Low, but stable densities, with populations up to 104 individuals/ha depending on habitat and season. Appears to associate with Neotoma fuscipes, with densities possibly correlating with abundance of Neotoma dens.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Occurs in chaparral, coniferous and oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and laurel and redwood forests.
Finds cover in natural holes and crevices and uses burrows of other animals. Often lives in stick nests built by wood rats. Young are born in complex nests of grasses, weeds and sticks located under logs or other debris.
|Major Threat(s):||None known.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures specific to this species. It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.|
|Citation:||Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Lacher, T. 2008. Peromyscus californicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.|
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