Peromyscus boylii (Rodentia: Cricetidae)

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Matina C. Kalcounis-Rüppell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Peromyscus boylii (Baird, 1855), the brush deermouse, is a common cricetid rodent in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is a member of the Peromyscus boylii species group and has had a complicated taxonomic history because many former subspecies have been elevated to species. It is a medium-sized Peromyscus with small ears and a long, slightly bicolored and slightly haired tail that ends in a tuft of long hairs. It prefers brushy habitat, showing an affinity for oak–scrub oak and canyon–creek bottoms. It is not of special conservation concern.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
brush mouse, cricetid, North America, peromyscine, rodent

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