#297 Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

26 December

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all “Speciesists” … This is a rodent native to North America. It is most commonly called the deer mouse, although that name is common to most species of Peromyscus, and thus is often called the North American deermouse[2] and is fairly widespread across the continent, with the major exception being the southeast United States and the far north.

Like other Peromyscus species, it can be a vector and carrier of emerging infectious diseases such as hantaviruses and Lyme disease.[3][4]

It is closely related to Peromyscus leucopus, the white-footed mouse

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *