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SPECIES Ammospermophilus interpres

Author:Merriam, 1890.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 4: 21.
Common Name:Texas Antelope Squirrel
Type Locality:"El Paso, [El Paso Co.], Texas [USA]."
Distribution:New Mexico and W Texas (USA) to Coahuila, Chihuahua, and Durango (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Most divergent species of the genus (Bolles, 1981), and probable primitive sister-species to remainder (Hafner, 1981). Reviewed by Best et al. (1990b, Mammalian Species No. 365).
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