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WILDLIFE SPECIES: Perognathus parvus | Great Basin Pocket Mouse
ABBREVIATION : PEPA COMMON NAMES : Great Basin pocket mouse TAXONOMY : The scientific name of the Great Basin pocket mouse is Perognathus parvus (Peale). It is in the family Heteromyidae [18,19,21,26]. Subspecies of the Great Basin pocket mouse are: P. p. bullatus Durrant and Lee P. p. clarus Goldman P. p. columbianus Merriam P. p. idahoensis Goldman P. p. laingi Anderson P. p. lordi (Gray) P. p. mollipilosus Coues [18,21] P. p. olivaceus Merriam P. p. parvus (Peale) [21] P. p. trumbullensis Benson P. p. yakimensis Broadbooks [18,21] Sulentich [41] and Genoways and Brown [18] classify the yellow-eared pocket mouse as P. p. xanthonus Grinell, a subspecies of the Great pocket mouse. However, Jones and others [26] classify the yellow-eared pocket mouse as a distinct species, P. xanthonotus (Grinnell). ORDER : Rodentia CLASS : Mammal FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : No special status OTHER STATUS : The Great Basin pocket mouse has been assigned a state rank of S2* by the Montana Natural Heritage Program [37]. *imperiled because of rarity or other factors making it very vulnerable to extinction COMPILED BY AND DATE : C. L. Bushey, 1987 LAST REVISED BY AND DATE : Janet L. Howard, November 1996 AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Howard, Janet L. 1996; Bushey, C. L. 1987. Perognathus parvus. In: Remainder of Citation

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