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Peromyscus eremicus Baird 1858 (deer mouse)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50244

Alternative combination: Hesperomys eremicus

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

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 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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): body length 175.0, femur length 14.3, head length 24.2, humerus length 11.4, radius length 12.0, scapula 10.9 x 5.8, skull 24.9 x 12.5, tibia length 19.6

Estimated body mass: 17.4 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length