Stirton's deer mouse

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Stirton's deer mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species group: P. mexicanus
Species: P. stirtoni
Binomial name
Peromyscus stirtoni
Dickey, 1928

Stirton's deer mouse (Peromyscus stirtoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. P. stirtoni is widely distributed and is presumed to have a large population and a tolerance of habitat destruction, though its biology is poorly understood.[1] The species is named after Ruben A. Stirton (1901-1966), an American zoologist associated with the University of California at Berkeley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodman, N.; Reid, F.; Cajas, J.O.; Timm, R. (2008). "Peromyscus stirtoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T16693A6292968. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T16693A6292968.en. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1078–1079. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Beolens, B.; Watkins, M.; Grayson, M. (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 394–395. ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903.