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Peromyscus berendsensis Starrett 1956 (deer mouse)

Mammalia - Glires - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50233

Full reference: A. Starrett. 1956.  Pleistocene Mammals of the Berends Fauna of Oklahoma. Journal of Paleontology 30(5):1187-1192

Belongs to Peromyscus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Peromyscus antiquus, Peromyscus anyapahensis, Peromyscus baumgartneri, Peromyscus boylii, Peromyscus brachygnathus, Peromyscus cochrani, Peromyscus complexus, Peromyscus cragini, Peromyscus crinitus, Peromyscus cumberlandensis, Peromyscus dentalis, Peromyscus difficilis, Peromyscus eremicus, Peromyscus gossypinus, Peromyscus hagermanensis, Peromyscus imperfectus, Peromyscus irvingtonensis, Peromyscus kansasensis, Peromyscus leucopus, Peromyscus maniculatus, Peromyscus maximus, Peromyscus minimus, Peromyscus nesodytes, Peromyscus nosher, Peromyscus parvus, Peromyscus pectoralis, Peromyscus polionotus, Peromyscus progressus, Peromyscus sarmocophinus, Peromyscus truei

Type specimen: UMMP No. 31789, a mandible (anterior portion of right ramus with incisor, M1 and the alveoli of M2-M3). Its type locality is Berends, which is in an Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in Oklahoma.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.40 x 0.90

Estimated body mass: 12.4 g based on m1 length