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Podomys floridanus (Florida mouse)

Synonyms: Hesperomys floridanus; Peromyscus floridanus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Podomys, which is the only mammal genus endemic to Florida. The Florida mouse (also known as the big-eared deermouse, the Florida deermouse, and the gopher mouse) is found only in a limited area in central peninsular Florida and in one small area in the Florida panhandle.
View Wikipedia Record: Podomys floridanus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.37
EDGE Score: 3.9


Adult Weight [1]  32 grams
Birth Weight [1]  2 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  23 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  25 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Everglades United States Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Florida sand pine scrub United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
South Florida rocklands United States Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern conifer forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  


Parasitized by 
Aspiculuris americana <Unverified Name>[3]
Capillaria hepatica[3]
Carolinensis peromysci <Unverified Name>[3]
Hymenolepis nana <Unverified Name>[3]
Litomosoides carinii[3]
Macracanthorhynchus ingens[3]
Moniliformis clarki[3]
Physaloptera hispida <Unverified Name>[3]
Polygenis floridanus[4]
Protospirura numidica[3]
Pterygodermatites peromysci <Unverified Name>[3]
Raillietina bakeri <Unverified Name>[3]
Taenia mustelae[3]
Trichostrongylus affinis <Unverified Name>[3]
Trichostrongylus calcaratus <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map

North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access