Peromyscus dickeyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Peromyscus dickeyi Burt, 1932
Common Name(s):
English Dickey’s Deermouse, Dickey's Deer Mouse
Taxonomic Source(s): Mellink, E. and Luévano, J. 2014. Mammals of Mexico.In: Ceballos, G. (ed.), John Hopkins University Press.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ac(iv)+2ac(iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its area of occupancy is less than 10 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there are extreme fluctuations in the number of mature individuals.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only known from Tortuga Island, Baja California, Mexico (Cortez-Calva and Alvarez-Castaneda 2001).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:This species is relatively common on the island.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This island is desert scrub.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Given this species' extremely restricted range, it is threatened by stochastic threats such as El Niño/La Nina events, cyclical rattlesnake predations, and the high possibility of the introduction of feral cats to the island.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Peromyscus dickeyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16657A6238543. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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