Orizaba deer mouse

Orizaba deer mouse

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Peromyscus beatae

The Orizaba deer mouse is a small species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, native to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. It is found in thorn scrub and favors rocky areas with brush and scattered trees. They are nocturnal, and have been discovered to feed on arthropods, seeds, and green plant material. Breeding takes place year-round, and the mean litter size is two to three young in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is known to be a terrestrial animal.

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1. Orizaba deer mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orizaba_deer_mouse
2. Orizaba deer mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136323/22364310

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