Cozumel harvest mouse

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Cozumel Harvest Mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Reithrodontomys
Species: R. spectabilis
Binomial name
Reithrodontomys spectabilis
Jones & Lawlor, 1965
Cozumel Harvest Mouse range

The Cozumel Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys spectabilis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is endemic to the Mexican island of Cozumel off the Yucatán Peninsula. It is nocturnal and semiareboreal, and lives in dense secondary forest and forest edge habitats.[1] Its population is small, fluctuating and patchily distributed.[1] The species is threatened by predation from feral cats and dogs and introduced boa constrictors, by competition with introduced nonnative rats and mice, and by habitat disturbances caused by hurricanes and floods which periodically strike the island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cuarón, A., Vázquez, E. & de Grammont, P. C. (2008). "Reithrodontomys spectabilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  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. 1084. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.