Black-tailed mouse

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Black-tailed mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species group: P. megalops
Species: P. melanurus
Binomial name
Peromyscus melanurus
Osgood, 1909

The black-tailed mouse (Peromyscus melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae endemic to Mexico.


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