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SPECIES Chaetodipus eremicus

Author:Mearns, 1898.
Citation:Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 10: 300.
Common Name:Chihuahuan Pocket Mouse
Type Locality:USA, Texas, El Paso [now in Hudspeth] Co., Fort Hancock.
Distribution:Chihuahuan Desert from S New Mexico and Trans-Pecos Texas (USA) through Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas, Nuevo Leon, and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as included in C. penicillatus.
Comments:Hoffmeister and Lee (1967), Hall (1981), Patton (1993b), and Williams et al. (1993) considered both eremicus and atrodorsalis subspecies of C. penicillatus. Lee et al. (1996) elevated eremicus to species status, with atrodorsalis a subspecies, based on mitochondrial DNA sequence divergence and the previously recognized sharply divergent karyotypes (Patton, 1969a) and allozyme differences (Patton et al., 1981).
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SUBSPECIES eremicus

SUBSPECIES atrodorsalis

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