Zempoaltepec deer mouse

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Zempoaltepec deer mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Habromys
H. lepturus
Binomial name
Habromys lepturus
(Merriam, 1898)

The Zempoaltepec deer mouse (Habromys lepturus) also known as the slender-tailed deer mouse, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.

It is endemic to southeastern Mexico, at one locality on Cerro Zempoaltepec above 2,500 metres (8,200 ft), in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca in Oaxaca state.


  1. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.; Castro-Arellano, I.; Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. (2008). "Habromys lepturus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 July 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered.
  • 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.