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SPECIES Peromyscus beatae

Author:Thomas, 1903.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 11: 485.
Common Name:Orizaba Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Veracruz, Mt Orizaba.
Distribution:C Veracruz and C Guerrero to Oaxaca and Chiapas, México, southwards through highlands of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Comments:P. boylii species group. Formerly arranged as a synonym of P. boylii levipes (Hooper, 1968; Osgood, 1909) or P. levipes (Carleton, 1989). Specific status, including sacarensis as junior synonym and recognized subspecies, reasserted based on karyotypic, morphologic, and genetic evidence (Bradley and Schmidly, 1987; Bradley et al., 1989, 2000; Houseal et al. 1987; Schmidly et al., 1988). Sister taxon of P. levipes; taxonomic level of differentiation of populations west (beatae) and east (sacarensis) of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec requires additional study (see Bradley et al., 2000).



    sacarensis Dickey, 1928

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