Peromyscus anyapahensis White, 1966:2

Anacapa deer mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peromyscus anayapahensis White, 1966:2 [orth. error used by (Turvey, 2009:51)]


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene (White, 1966)



West Anacapa Island, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

White, John A. (1966). A new Peromyscus from the Late Pleistocene of Ancapa Island, California, with notes on variation in Peromyscus nesodytes Wilson. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science 96: 1-8.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Guthrie DA (1993) New information on the prehistoric fauna of San Miguel Island, California. In Hochberg FG, ed., Third California Islands Symposium: Recent Advances in Research in the California Islands, pp. 405–416. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.


<< Back to the Rodents database