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Peromyscus minimus Gidley 1922 (deer mouse)

Mammalia - Glires - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50259

Alternative combination: Baiomys minimus

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1922. Preliminary report on fossil vertebrates of the San Pedro Valley, Arizona, with descriptions of new species of Rodentia and Lagomorpha. Shorter contributions to general geology, 1922 131:119-131

Belongs to Peromyscus according to J. W. Gidley 1922

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 dentalis, Peromyscus difficilis, Peromyscus eremicus, Peromyscus gossypinus, Peromyscus hagermanensis, Peromyscus imperfectus, Peromyscus irvingtonensis, Peromyscus kansasensis, Peromyscus leucopus, Peromyscus maniculatus, Peromyscus maximus, Peromyscus nesodytes, Peromyscus nosher, Peromyscus parvus, Peromyscus pectoralis, Peromyscus polionotus, Peromyscus progressus, Peromyscus sarmocophinus, Peromyscus truei

Type specimen: USNM 10500, a mandible (portion of a left lower jaw carrying all the teeth)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 1.29 x 0.80, M2 0.850 x 0.740, M3 0.610 x 0.610, m1 1.14 x 0.75

Estimated body mass: 6.3 g based on m1 length