Orizaba deer mouse

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Orizaba deer mouse
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species: P. beatae
Binomial name
Peromyscus beatae
(Thomas), 1903

The Orizaba deer mouse (Peromyscus beatae) is a small species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, native to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.[1] It is found in thorn scrub and favors rocky areas with brush and scattered trees.[1] They are nocturnal, and have been discovered to feed on arthropods, seeds, and green plant material. Breeding takes place year-round, and the mean litter size is two to three young in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is known to be a terrestrial animal.


  1. ^ a b c Lamoreux, J. (2008). "Peromyscus beatae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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