Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Peromyscus boylii
The Brush mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the brush mouseA young / baby of a brush mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A brush mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Facts about the brush mouse
Niche: The brush mouse is an opportunistic granivore.
Brush Mouse or Peromyscus boylii is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .
Comments on Distribution NEW MEXICO 1965: Brush mouse is found in the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS, 1965) *13*.
Generally the brush mouse is smaller and more richly colored than the rock mouse, the flanks of adult s being bright yellowish brown, whereas adult P.
Peromyscus boylii is the most abundant mammal in this community.
Peromyscus boylii is the only species that covers most area of the four major biotic communities in both states.
The brush mouse is a nocturnal (nighttime active) omnivore (eats anything) that prefers south-facing slopes and arroyo sides with broad-leaved shrubs and Gambel oaks.
The brush mouse is an opportunistic granivore.
The brush mouse is common in central and eastern Utah, occurring in areas containing rocks and heavy brush.
The brush mouse, Peromyscus boylii, is a gray .
The brush mouse, Peromyscus boylii, is a gray-brown mouse with a noticeably furry tail that occurs in the southwestern and south-central United States, as well as in parts of Mexico. (Full text)
The Brush Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)More animals beginning with B