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  WILDLIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD Edited by Jean-Christophe Vié, Craig Hilton-Taylor and Simon N. Stuart  An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™  WILDLIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD  An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™   The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material, do not imply the expressions of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of IUCN. This publication has been made possible in part by funding from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.Published by: IUCN, Gland, Switzerland Red List logo: © 2008Copyright: © 2009 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Reproduction of this publication for educational or other non-commercial purposes is authorized without prior written permission from the copyright holder provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holder.Citation: Vié, J.-C., Hilton-Taylor, C. and Stuart, S.N. (eds.) (2009). Wildlife in a Changing World – An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 180 pp.ISBN: 978-2-8317-1063-1Editors: Chief Editor: Jean-Christophe ViéEditors: Craig Hilton-Taylor and Simon N. StuartCover design: Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, SpainCover photo: Iberian Lynx  Lynx pardinus . © Joe Zammit-LuciaLayout by: Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, SpainProduced by: Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, SpainPrinted by: Ingoprint, S.A., Barcelona, SpainDL: B-31.360-2009 Available from: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Publications ServicesRue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland Tel. +41 22 999 0000Fax +41 22 999 Lynx EdicionsMontseny, 8. E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain) Tel. +34 93 594 77 10Fax: +34 93 592 09 www.lynxeds.comIn the US:c/o Postal Express & Fulfi llment Center, Inc.265 Sunrise Highway Suite 1 #252Rockville Centre, NY 11570, USA   Peromyscus mexicanus SummaryClassification SchemesImages & External LinksBibliographyFull AccountTaxonomyAssessment InformationGeographic RangePopulationHabitat and EcologyThreatsConservation ActionsBibliography View Printer Friendly Taxonomy [top] Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family ANIMALIACHORDATAMAMMALIARODENTIACRICETIDAE Scientific Name: Peromyscus mexicanus SpeciesAuthority: (Saussure, 1860) Common Name/s: English–Mexican Deer Mouse TaxonomicNotes: There is taxonomic confusion with this species. Some people recognize this speciesas nudipes , others don't. of 37/24/13 7:31 PM  Assessment Information [top] Red List Category &Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1 Year Published: 2008 Date Assessed: 2008-06-30 Assessor/s: Reid, F. & Pino, J. Reviewer/s: McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (SmallNonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) Contributor/s:Justification: This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population,tolerance of a broad range of habitats, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it doesnot appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify forlisting in a threatened category. Geographic Range [top] RangeDescription: This species occurs in México, along the Atlantic coast from south San Luis Potosí tothe Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and along the Pacific coast, from the Guerrero-Oaxacaborder to central Chiapas; the upper foothills and middle elevation mountains inGuatemala, through El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, to the highlands of CostaRica and west Panamá (Chiriquí region) (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs fromlowlands to 3,000 m (usually 600 to 1,500 m) (Reid 1997). Countries: Native:Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range. Population [top] Population: It is widespread and often common or abundant (Reid 1997). Population Trend:  Stable Habitat and Ecology [top] HabitatandEcology: This mouse occurs in semideciduous, secondary forest along streams. It is also found inrocky thorn scrub, evergreen and highland forest, coffee groves, and brush (Reid 1997).It climbs well but is largely terrestrial in habits. It does not swim and is reluctant to enterwater. It is shy and secretive and is seldom seen at night, even where abundant. Stomachsof 27 individuals from Chiapas, Mexico contained 67% arthropods (primarily spiders, ants,crickets, and beetles), 23% seeds (Solanaceae and Compositae), and 10% green plantmaterial (Alvarez et al.  1984). Caches of coffee beans and others seeds were found underrocks, logs, and near burrows in San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Dalquest, 1953). Its burrows are of 37/24/13 7:31 PM
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