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SPECIES Peromyscus melanotis

Author:J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1897.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 9: 203.
Common Name:Black-eared Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Veracruz, Las Vigas, 8000 ft (2438 m).
Distribution:Cordillera Transvolcanica in C México (E Jalisco to C Veracruz), northwards along Sierra Madre Oriental to S Nuevo León and along Sierra Madre Occidental to W Chihuahua; isolated populations in SE Arizona, USA.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. maniculatus species group. Genetic, karyotypic, and geographic variation studied by Bowers et al. (1973), who included populations in S Arizona previously identified as P. maniculatus rufinus. However, see Hoffmeister (1986) who disputed their conclusions and maintained all Arizona populations as P. maniculatus. Bowers (1974) discerned no basis for subspecific divisions; geographic and nongeographic variation of populations inhabiting the Cordillera Transvolcanica evaluated by Martínez-Coronel et al. (1991).



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    zamelas Osgood, 1904

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