Nelson's giant deer mouse

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Nelson's giant deer mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Megadontomys
Species: M. nelsoni
Binomial name
Megadontomys nelsoni
(Merriam, 1898)

Nelson's giant deer mouse (Megadontomys nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Mexico.


  1. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E., Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & de Grammont, P.C. (2008). Megadontomys nelsoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 19 Jule 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  • 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.