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SPECIES Microdipodops megacephalus

Author:Merriam, 1891.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 5: 116.
Common Name:Dark Kangaroo Mouse
Type Locality:USA, Nevada, Elko Co., Halleck.
Distribution:SE Oregon, S Idaho, NE and EC California, N and C Nevada, and WC Utah (USA).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable as M. m. atrirelictus, Data Deficient as M. m. nexus, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by O'Farrell and Blaustein (1974a, Mammalian Species No. 46). Hafner et al. (1979) discounted the suggestion by Hall (1941:380-382) of hybridization between megacephalus and pallidus. Also, Hall's suggestion (1981:560) that leucotis may warrant specific status is not supported (see Hafner and Hafner, 1983). Subspecies listed by Williams et al. (1993).
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SUBSPECIES megacephalus

SUBSPECIES albiventer

SUBSPECIES ambiguus

SUBSPECIES atrirelictus

SUBSPECIES californicus

SUBSPECIES leucotis

SUBSPECIES medius

SUBSPECIES nasutus

SUBSPECIES nexus

SUBSPECIES oregonus

SUBSPECIES paululus

SUBSPECIES polionotus

SUBSPECIES sabulonis

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