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Aztec Mouse
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Range El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Cricetidae
Genus Peromyscus
Species P. aztecus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Aztec mouse (Peromyscus aztecus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.


The Aztec mouse lives in temperate and mountainous regions. It prefers to live in the limits of humid highland forests. Its habitat is usually between 500 m and 3200 m above sea level. It is also found in sugar cane and coffee plantations.

Feeding Habits[]

The Aztec mouse is mainly insectivore: it eats ants, crickets, beetles and weevils. Its diet also includes some seeds (notably from the Solanum genus) and green plant material.


The species is found in some disjunct regions: center of Veracruz, center of Guerrero, Oaxaca and east Chiapas in Mexico. It is also found in some regions of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Conservation Status[]

The Aztec mouse is not a threatened species. Its conservation status is of least concern because its large distribution, a presumed large population and its tolerance to various kinds of habitats. Since it lives in protection areas and there is no apparent threat, it is unlikely that it declines to levels of threatened species.