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

Keith Geluso

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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