Peromyscus pembertoni Burt, 1932:176

Pemberton’s deer mouse, San Pedro Nolasco deer mouse, Nolasco deer mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 26 December 1931 (Flannery & Schouten, 2001)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



San Pedro Nolasco Island, Gulf of California, Sonora, 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: 161-182.


Other references:

Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T., Vázquez, E. and Arroyo-Cabrales, J. (2008). Peromyscus pembertoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2013.

Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T., Vázquez, E. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2017. Peromyscus pembertoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T16645A22361389. Accessed on 18 June 2022.

Alvarez-Castañeda, S. T. and Cortes-Calva, P. (2003). Peromyscus pembertoni. Mammalian Species 734: 1-2.

Alvarez-Castañeda, S. T., and A. Ortega-Rubio. 2003. Current status of rodents on islands in the Gulf of California. Biological Conservation, 109:157-163.

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.

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

Flannery, Timothy and Schouten, Peter. (2001). A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals. Text Publishing. [there was also a US edition of this book, and possibly others]

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.025 kg min. mass estimate]

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.

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.

Monroy-Gamboa, Alina Gabriela. (2021). The ghost mammals from Mexico and their implications. Therya 12(3): 1-10.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

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.


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