Peromyscus spicilegus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Peromyscus spicilegus
Species Authority: J.A. Allen, 1897
Common Name(s):
English Gleaning Deer Mouse, Gleaning Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.
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 is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs along the west flanks of the Sierra Madre Occidental, México, from southeast Sonora and extreme southwest Chihuahua to northeast Colima and west central Michoacán. It is found from low to middle elevations (15 to 1,980 m) (Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: No population information could be found.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in humid tropical lowlands and montane regions. At lower and middle elevations in Nayarit, it is found along arid, rocky hillsides, and at higher elevations it occurs in pine-oak forest (Carleton et al. 1982 in Roberts et al. 1998). In Durango, it occupies areas from the tropical, deciduous forests of the western slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental to the thorn forests of the Pacific lowlands (Baker and Greer 1962 in Roberts et al. 1998).

Lactating females were caught in February and March; non-reproductive animals were trapped in the same months as well as in November (Carleton et al. 1982 in Roberts et al. 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats for this species. It is estimated to have lost 4% of its population based upon habitat change over the past 10 years (C. de Granmont and A. Cuaron pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. There are several protected areas within its range.

Citation: de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A. 2008. Peromyscus spicilegus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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