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SPECIES Peromyscus guardia

Author:Townsend, 1912.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 31: 126.
Common Name:La Guarda Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Baja California Norte, Ángel de la Guarda Isl, 29°33'N, 113°35'W.
Distribution:Isls of Ángel de la Guarda, Granito, and Mejía, N Gulf of California, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:P. eremicus species group. Status and relationships with respect to P. eremicus and P. interparietalis illuminated by Brand and Ryckman (1969), Lawlor (1971a), and Avise et al. (1974); also see remarks on those studies by Hafner et al. (2001:785). Formerly included P. interparietalis (see Banks, 1967, and Lawlor, 1971a). Extinction or critical endangerment of various island populations, principally due to domestic cat introduction, evaluated by Mellink et al. (2002) and Alvarez-Castañeda and Ortega-Rubio (2003).



    harbisoni Banks, 1967
    mejiae Burt, 1932

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