Northwestern deer mouse

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Northwestern deer mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Peromyscus
P. keeni
Binomial name
Peromyscus keeni
(Rhoads, 1894)
Peromyscus keeni map.svg

oreas Bangs, 1898
sitkensis Merriam, 1897

The northwestern deer mouse or Keen's mouse (Peromyscus keeni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in British Columbia in Canada and in Alaska and Washington in the United States.[1] It was named after the Rev. John Henry Keen in 1894.[2]

According to the study from "Spatial Variation in Population Dynamics of Sitka Mice in Floodplain Forests" which was published by Thomas A. Hanley and Jeffrey C. Barnard, the sitka mouse or Northwestern deer mouse has an interesting perspective regarding the floodplain and habitat. The article has done an experiment testing the relationship between floodplain habitat and has concluded that the floodplain forset does not necessarily makes a favorable habitat for sitka mouse.


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A.V. & Hammerson, G. (2008). "Peromyscus keeni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; et al. (2009). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals p.220. JHU Press. p. 574. ISBN 9780801895333.
  • 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.
  • Peromyscus keeni, Wilson and Reeder's Mammal Species of the World (Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 3rd ed.)

Hanley, Thomas A., and Jeffrey C. Barnard. “Spatial Variation in Population Dynamics of Sitka Mice in Floodplain Forests.” Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 80, no. 3, 1999, pp. 866–879. JSTOR,