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SPECIES Peromyscus levipes

Author:Merriam, 1898.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 12: 123.
Common Name:Nimble-footed Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Tlaxcala, Mt Malinche, 8400 ft (2560 m).
Distribution:C Nuevo León and W Tamaulipas, in and along the Sierra Madre Oriental, to C Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Distrito Federal, and Morelos, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. boylii species group. Systematic studies have confirmed sympatry of P. boylii rowleyi and P. levipes in Queretaro and Hidalgo and supported its elevation to species (Houseal et al., 1987; Rennert and Kilpatrick, 1987; Schmidly et al., 1988; Sullivan et al., 1991). The taxon baetae was provisionally retained by Carleton (1989) under P. levipes, whereas Schmidly et al. (1988) viewed it as a cryptic species distinct from P. levipes, a treatment borne out by subsequent studies (see above account). Includes ambiguus as a definable subspecies based on morphometric and gene-sequence evidence (Castro-Campillo et al., 1999); geographic and nongeographic variation, subspecific distributions, and nomenclatural changes summarized by Castro-Campillo et al. (1999).



    ambiguus Alvarez, 1961

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