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    Placitas Site Small Mammal List



    Latin Name

    Common Name

    Family Sciuridae

    Ammospermophilus interpres

    Texas Antelope Squirrel


    Eutamias quadrivittatus

    Colorado Chipmunk


    Spermophilus variegatus

    Rock Squirrel




    Family Heteromyidae

    Perognathus flavus

    Silky Pocket Mouse


    Dipodomys ordii

    Ord's Kangaroo Rat




    Family Muridae

    Neotoma albigula

    White-throated Woodrat


    Neotoma micropus

    Southern Plains Woodrat


    Neotoma mexicana

    Mexican Woodrat


    Peromyscus boylii

    Brush Mouse


    Peromyscus leucopus

    White-footed Mouse


    Peromyscus maniculatus

    Deer Mouse


    Peromyscus nasutus

    Rock Mouse


    Peromyscus truei

    Pinyon Mouse


    Reithrodontomys megalotis

    Western Harvest Mouse


    Reithrodontomys montanus

    Plains Harvest Mouse




    Family Leporidae

    Sylvilagus floridanus

    Eastern Cottontail