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SPECIES Peromyscus crinitus

Author:Merriam, 1891.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 5: 53.
Common Name:Canyon Deermouse
Type Locality:USA, Idaho, Jerome Co., Shoshone Falls, north side of Snake River.
Distribution:E Oregon and SW Idaho, south through Nevada and parts of Utah and W Colorado, USA, to EC Baja California Norte and NW Sonora, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. crinitus species group. Revised by Osgood (1909); subspecific taxonomy updated by Hall and Hoffmeister (1942). Initially placed in subgenus Haplomylomys (Osgood, 1909); later transferred to subgenus Peromyscus (Hooper and Musser, 1964b). Karyotype viewed as primitive for the genus (Greenbaum and Baker, 1978; Stangl and Baker, 1984b). Population on Isla San Luís Gonzaga (pallidissimus), N Sea of Cortez, genetically similar to mainland P. crinitus and retained as subspecies (Hafner et al., 2001). A composite of at least two species, the status of long-tailed forms (e.g., disparilis and delgadilli) in particular meriting reassessment. See Johnson and Armstrong (1987, Mammalian Species, 287).



    auripectus (J. A. Allen, 1893)
    delgadilli Benson, 1940
    disparilis Goldman, 1932
    doutii Goin, 1944
    pallidissimus Huey, 1931
    pergracilis Goldman, 1939
    peridoneus Goldman, 1937
    petraius Elliot, 1904
    rupicolus Benson, 1940
    scitulus Bangs, 1899
    scopulorum Benson, 1940
    stephensi Mearns, 1897

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