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Cotton Mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Peromyscus
Species group: P. leucopus
Species: P. gossypinus
Binomial name
Peromyscus gossypinus
(Le Conte, 1850)

The Cotton Mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus) is a species of rodent in the Cricetidae family. It is found only in the United States. This mouse is very close to extinction.[source?]


  • Kirkland, G.L., Jr. 1996. Peromyscus gossypinus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.