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Peromyscus slevini (Slevin's mouse)

Wikipedia Abstract

Slevin's mouse (Peromyscus slevini), also known as the Catalina deer mouse, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is endemic to Isla Santa Catalina off the east coast of Baja California Sur, an island with an area of about 40 km2 (15 sq mi), and it is the only native mammal on the island. It is named for Joseph Slevin, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences. The species is threatened by competition with the introduced Northern Baja deer mouse, which was probably introduced by local fishermen.
View Wikipedia Record: Peromyscus slevini

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Peromyscus slevini

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.56
EDGE Score: 4.29


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  50 %
Diet - Scavenger [1]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  20 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Nocturnal [1]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Gulf of California xeric scrub Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bahía de Loreto National Park II 453960 Baja California Sur, Mexico  
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California World Heritage Site 4692618 Mexico      

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Bahia de Loreto National Park Mexico


Crotalus catalinensis (Catalina Island Rattlesnake)[2]

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish 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
2Feeding Ecology of the Endemic Rattleless Rattlesnake, Crotalus catalinensis, of Santa Catalina Island, Gulf of California, Mexico, Héctor Avila-Villegas, Marcio Martins, Gustavo Arnaud, Copeia, 2007(1), pp. 80–84
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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