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Distribution of the white-ankled mouse (Peromyscus pectoralis) in New Mexico

Southwestern Naturalist

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DOI: 10.1894/0038-4909(2004)049<0283:DOTWMP>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

The white-ankled mouse (Peromyscus pectoralis) was previously known only from Carlsbad Caverns National Park and nearby areas in extreme southeastern New Mexico. I discovered 15 new localities for P. pectoralis, which extend its distribution 225 km north-northwest. This new distribution does not represent a recent northward expansion of P. pectoralis in New Mexico but reflects the lack of mammalian surveys in the region and misidentification of museum specimens from past surveys. At present, the distribution of P. pectoralis in New Mexico includes the Guadalupe Mountains and lowland habitats between the Sacramento Mountains and Pecos River.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Distribution of the white-ankled mouse (Peromyscus pectoralis) in New Mexico
Series title:
Southwestern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1894/0038-4909(2004)049<0283:DOTWMP>2.0.CO;2
Volume
49
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Southwestern Naturalist
First page:
283
Last page:
288
Number of Pages:
6