|Species group:||P. aztecus|
The Aztec mouse lives in temperate and mountainous regions, in the limits of humid highland forests. Its habitat is usually between 500 m and 3200 m above sea level. It is also found in sugar cane and coffee plantations.
The species is found in some disjunct regions: the centers of Veracruz and Guerrero, Oaxaca, and eastern Chiapas in Mexico. It is also found in some regions of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The Aztec mouse is not a threatened species. Its conservation status is of least concern because its large distribution, a presumed large population, and its tolerance to various kinds of habitats. Since it lives in protected areas and no threat is apparent, it is unlikely to decline to levels of threatened species.
- Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
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