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Peromyscus dentalis Hall 1930 (deer mouse)

Mammalia - Glires - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50241

Alternative combination: Copemys dentalis

Full reference: E. R. Hall. 1930. Rodents and lagomorphs from the later Tertiary of Fish Lake Valley, Nevada. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 19(12):295-312

Belongs to Peromyscus according to E. R. Hall 1930

Sister taxa: Peromyscus antiquus, Peromyscus anyapahensis, Peromyscus baumgartneri, Peromyscus berendsensis, Peromyscus boylii, Peromyscus brachygnathus, Peromyscus cochrani, Peromyscus complexus, Peromyscus cragini, Peromyscus crinitus, Peromyscus cumberlandensis, 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: UCCVP 29636, a mandible (dext with m1, m2). Its type locality is Fish Lake Valley, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Esmeralda Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 1.54 x 1.00, M2 1.21 x 0.99, M3 0.960 x 0.920, m1 1.43 x 0.96, m2 1.24 x 0.93, m3 1.02 x 0.84

Estimated body mass: 13.3 g based on m1 length