Peromyscus guardia mejiae Burt, 1932:181

Mejía deer mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1960's or later

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Mejía Island, Gulf of California, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Burt, William Henry. (1932). Description of heretofore unknown mammals from islands in the Gulf of California, México. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 7(16): 161-182.


Other references:

Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Peromyscus guardia. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 21 October 2012.

Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Ortega-Rubio, Alfredo. (2003). Current status of rodents on islands in the Gulf of California. Biological Conservation 100: 157-163.

Banks, R. C. (1964). Birds and mammals of the voyage of the "Gringa". Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 13: 177-184. [relevant citation?]

Lawlor, T. E. (1971). Distribution and relationships of six species of Peromyscus in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. Occasional Papers Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 66: 1-22. [relevant citation?]

Mellink, E. (1992a). The status of Neotoma anthonyi (Rodentia, Muridae, Cricetinae) of Todos Santos Islands, Baja California, Mexico. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science 91: 137-140.

Mellink, E. (1992b). Status de los heteromidos y cricétidos endémicos del estado de Baja California. Comunicaciones académicas, serie ecologia, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y de Educación Superior de Ensenada.

Mellink, E., Ceballos, G. and Luevano, J. (2002). Population demise and extinction threat of the Angel de la Guarda deer mouse (Peromyscus guarda). Biological Conservation 108: 107-111.

Rios, E. and Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T. (2011). Peromyscus guardia (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mammalian Species 43(885):172-176.


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