Peromyscus polionotus decoloratus Howell, 1939:363

Pallid beach mouse, Ponce de Leon Beach deer mouse, Southeastern beach mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Probably a synonym of P. p. phasma (Kalkvik, 2012).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1946 (1959?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Flagler & Volusia Counties, Florida, USA






Type locality: Mosquito Inlet, Volusia County, Florida

MSB 64761 (Museum of Southwestern Biology)
MSB 64762 (Museum of Southwestern Biology)






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Kalkvik, Håkon Myklevoll. (2012). Conservation and population biology: genetics, demography and habitat requirements of the Atlantic coast beach mice. Dissertation, University of Central Florida .

Layne, J. N. (ed.). (1978). Rare and endangered biota of Florida. Vol. 1. Mammals. State of Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. xx + 52 pp.

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