|Scientific Name:||Peromyscus maniculatus|
|Species Authority:||(Wagner, 1845)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be in decline.
|Range Description:||This is the most widespread North American rodent. It is found throughout southern Canada, the United States, and north and central Mexico, including Baja California. It is absent from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal plains of the United States, but its range does extend to the coast in east Texas.|
Native:Canada; Mexico; United States
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|Population:||It is extremely abundant in some habitats, varying both seasonally and annually.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is ecologically diverse, with its 57 subspecies divided into two ecotypes: long-tailed, large-eared forest inhabitants and short-tailed, small-eared inhabitants of open country. Altogether, it is found in virtually every habitat within its range (tundra, taiga, temperate and boreal forests, swamps and bogs, prairies, deserts, and scrublands).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in a number of protected areas.|
Hafner, D. J., Yensen, E. and Kirkland Jr., G. L. 1998. Status survey and conservation action plan - North American Rodents. IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland.
Pergams, O. R. W., Lacy, R. C. and Ashley, M. V. 2000. Conservation and management of Anacapa Island deer mice. Conservation Biology 14: 819-832.
Wilson, D. E. and Ruff, S. 1999. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.
|Citation:||Linzey, A.V. 2008. Peromyscus maniculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.|