Mexican harvest mouse

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Mexican harvest mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Reithrodontomys
Species: R. mexicanus
Binomial name
Reithrodontomys mexicanus
(Saussure, 1860)

The Mexican harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys mexicanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama in a variety of habitats at altitudes from sea level to 3800 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b Delgado, C., Tirira, D., Gómez-Laverde, M., Matson, J. & Samudio, R. (2008). Reithrodontomys mexicanus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  • 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.