The Deer Mouse (image) University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Peromyscus maniculatus is a rodent native to North America. It is most commonly called the Deer mouse. Like other Peromyscus species, it is a vector and carrier of emerging infectious diseases such as hantaviruses and Lyme disease. Credit The University of California, Berkeley Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.