Peromyscus gossypinus anastasae Bangs, 1898

Anastasia Island cotton mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: c.mid-1970's



Amelia Island & Anastasia Island, Florida & Cumberland Island & Little Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bangs, O. (1898). The land mammals of peninsular Florida and the coast region of Georgia. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 28: 157-235.


Other references:

Boone, James Lightholder Jnr. (1990). Reassessment of the Taxonomic Status of the Cotton Mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus anastasae) on Cumberland Island, Georgia, and Implications of This Information for Conservation. Thesis, University of Georgia. 70 pp. [automatic download]

Boone, James Lightholder Jnr., Laerm, J. and Smith, H. (1993). Taxonomic status of the Anastasia Island Cotton Mouse ([i]Peromyscus gossypinus anastasae[/i]). Journal of Mammalogy 74(2): 363-375. [Abstract]

Elliott, D. G. (1901). A list of mammals obtained by Thaddeus Surber in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Field Columbian Mus. Chicago Publ. 58 Zool. Series 3: 31-57.

Hall, E. Raymond. 1981. The Mammals of North America, Vols. I & II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York. 1181 pp. [relevant citation?]

Neuhauser, H. (1979). Anastasia Island cotton mouse, pp. 45-46. In: Layne, J. (ed.). Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida. Vol. 1. Mammals. Gainesville, Florida: university Presses of Florida. 52 pp.

Osgood, W. F. (1909). Revision of the mice of the American genus Peromyscus. N. Amer. Fauna 38: 1-285.

Pournelle, G. H. and Barrington, B. A. (1953). Notes on mammals of Anastasia Island, St. Johns County, Florida. J. Mamm. 34: 133-135.


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