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SPECIES Perognathus flavus

Author:Baird, 1855.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 7: 332.
Common Name:Silky Pocket Mouse
Type Locality:USA, Texas, El Paso Co., El Paso.
Distribution:SW Great Plains and intermountain plateaus from South Dakota, E Wyoming, and SE Utah (USA) south to Sonora and Puebla (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt) as P. f. goodpasteri; otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Baker (1954); subspecies listed by Hall (1981) and reviewed by Williams et al. (1993). Wilson (1973) considered merriami conspecific, but Anderson (1972) Lee and Engstrom (1991) documented species distinctness of merriami from flavus (see below). Reviewed by Best and Skupski (1994a, Mammalian Species No. 471).
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SUBSPECIES flavus

SUBSPECIES bimaculatus

SUBSPECIES bunkeri

SUBSPECIES fuliginosus

SUBSPECIES fuscus

SUBSPECIES goodpasteri

SUBSPECIES hopiensis

SUBSPECIES medius

SUBSPECIES mexicanus

SUBSPECIES pallescens

SUBSPECIES parviceps

SUBSPECIES piperi

SUBSPECIES sanluisi

SUBSPECIES sonoriensis

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