Pallid beach mouse

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Pallid beach mouse
Extinct  (1959)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species:
Subspecies:
P. p. decoloratus
Trinomial name
Peromyscus polionotus decoloratus
A.H. Howell, 1939

The pallid beach mouse or Ponce de Leon beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus decoloratus) was known from two locations in Florida, Ponce Park, Volusia County and Bulow, Flagler County. No individuals have been seen since 1959. The average pallid beach mouse was 4 to 8 cm in length. This species burrowed into dunes for protection.

References[edit]

  • Hafner (1996). "'Peromyscus polionotus ssp. decoloratus'". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this subspecies is listed as extinct

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