The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Peromyscus slevini Mailliard, 1924:1221

Catalina deer mouse, Slevin's mouse, Slevins's mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Ecological replacement by Peromyscus eremicus caused P. slevini to become extinct.



Santa Catalina Island, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mailliard, J. (1924). A new deer mouse (Peromyscus slevini) from the Gulf of California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science 12: 1219-1222. [pp. 953-956?]


Other references:

Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T., Arnaud, G., Cortés-Calva, P., Méndez, L. (2010). Invasive migration of a mainland rodent to santa catalina island and its effect on the endemic species Peromyscus slevini. Biological Invasions 12(3): 437-439. [Abstract]

Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T. and Castro-Arellano, I. (2008). Peromyscus slevini. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 13 September 2011.

Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Cortés-Calva, Patricia. (1999). Familia Muridae, pp. 445-566. In: Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Patton, J. L. (eds.). Mamíferos del noroeste de México. La Paz, México: Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste.

Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Cortés-Calva, Patricia. (2002). Peromyscus slevini. Mammalian Species 705: 1-2, 3 figs.

Burt, William Henry. (1934). Subgeneric allocation of the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus slevini, from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy 15:159-160. [Preview]

Burt, William Henry. (1960). Bacula of North American mammals. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 113: 53-54.

Carleton, M. D. 1989. Systematics and Evolution. Pp. 7-141, in Advances in the study of Peromyscus (Rodentia) (G. L. Kirkland and J. N. Layne, eds.). Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 367

Carleton, Michael D. and Lawlor, Timothy E. (2005). Peromyscus from Santa Catalina island, Sea of Cortez, Mexico: taxonomic identities and biogeographic implications. Journal of Mammology 86(4): 814-825.

Donlan, C. J. (2008). On the ecology of invasive species, extinction, ecological history, and biodiversity conservation. Thesis Cornell University.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.054 kg min. mass estimate]

Hafner, D. J., B. R. Riddle, and S. T. Alvarez-Castañeda. 2001. Evolutionary relationships of whitefooted mice (Peromyscus) on islands in the Sea of Cortéz, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy,

Hall, E. R. (1981). The mammals of North America. Second edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York 2: 601-1180.

Hogan, K. M., S. K. Davis, and I. F. Greenbaum. 1997. Mitochondrial-DNA analysis of the systematic relationships within the Peromyscus maniculatus species group. Journal of Mammalogy, 78:733-

Lawlor, T. E. 1983. The mammals. Pp. 265-289, in Island biogeography in the Sea of Cortez (T. J. Case and M. L. Cody, eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley, 508 pp.

MUSSER, G. G., AND M. D. CARLETON. 1993. Family Muridae. Pp. 501–756 in Mammals species of the world, a taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

NORMA OFICIAL MEXICANA. 2002. Proyecto de Norma Oficial Mexicana Proy-NOM-059-Ecol-2001. Proteccio´n Ambiental. Especies nativas de Me´xico de flora y fauna silvestres. Categorı´as de riesgo y especificaciones para su inclusio´n, exclusio´n o cambio. Lista de especies en riesgo. 6 de marzo 2002. Diario Oficial de la Federacio´n, Me´xico Distrito Federal, Me´xico.

Smith, L. R., Hale, D. W. and Greenbaum, I. F. (2000). Systematic implications of chromosomal data from two insular species of [i]Peromyscus[/i] from the Gulf of California. J. Hered. 91: 162-165. [Abstract]


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