Anita's leaf-eared mouse

Anita's leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis anitae) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It was discovered in Tucumán Province in northwestern Argentina in alder forest of the upper part of the Southern Andean Yungas ecoregion, on the eastern slopes of the Andes.[1][2] The species is terrestrial and nocturnal, and was named after American zoologist Anita K. Pearson (wife of zoologist Oliver P. Pearson, 1915-2003).[2] It appears to be most closely related to the bunchgrass leaf-eared mouse.[2]

Anita's leaf-eared mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Phyllotis
P. anitae
Binomial name
Phyllotis anitae
Jayat, D'Elia, Pardiñas & Namen, 2007


  1. ^ a b Jayat, J.; Pardinas, U. (2018). "Phyllotis anitae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2018: e.T136674A22340973. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Jayat, J. P.; D'Elía, G.; Pardiñas, U. F. J.; Namen, J. G. (2007). "A new species of Phyllotis (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) from the upper montane forest of the Yungas of northwestern Argentina". In Kelt, D. A.; Lessa, E. P.; Salazar-Bravo, J.; Patton, J. L. (eds.). The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson. University of California Publications in Zoology, vol. 134. pp. 775–798.