Burt's deer mouse

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Burt's deer mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species group: P. eremicus
Species: P. caniceps
Binomial name
Peromyscus caniceps
Burt, 1932

Burt's deer mouse (Peromyscus caniceps) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is endemic to Mexico, where it is found only on Montserrat Island off the east coast of Baja California Sur. The species is threatened by predation by feral cats.[1]


  1. ^ a b Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Peromyscus caniceps. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 27 August 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered.
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1065. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.