Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Peromyscus yucatanicus
Species Authority: J.A. Allen & Chapman, 1897
Common Name(s):
English Yucatan Deer 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Yucatán Peninsula, México (Musser and Carleton 2005). There have been recent observations reported from Guatemala (Zarza et al. 2003). It occurs at lowland elevations (Reid 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common (Reid 1997).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This mouse occurs in deciduous and semideciduous forest and second growth (Reid 1997). It is mainly terrestrial and can be trapped on the ground or on logs and low branches.

Breeding occurs year-round, but reproductive activity is greatest in the wet season. Litter size is 1 to 4, mean 2.8 (Reid 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A. 2008. Peromyscus yucatanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16696A6295002. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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