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SPECIES Peromyscus spicilegus

Author:J. A. Allen, 1897.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 9: 50.
Common Name:Gleaning Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Jalisco, Mascota, Mineral San Sebastián.
Distribution:Low to middle elevations, 15-1980 m, along the W flanks of the Sierra Madre Occidental, México, from SE Sonora and extreme SW Chihuahua to NE Colima and WC Michoacán.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. aztecus species group. Arranged as a subspecies of P. boylii by Osgood (1909; and Hall, 1981). Morphological, chromosomal, molecular, and distributional data support its recognition as a species having closer affinity to P. aztecus and its allies (see Bradley and Schmidly, 1987; Carleton, 1977, 1979; Carleton et al., 1982; Hooper, 1968; Sullivan and Kilpatrick, 1991; Sullivan et al., 1997; Tiemann-Boege et al., 2000). Includes populations in Michoácan once identified as evides (see Carleton, 1977; Smith et al., 1989); Bradley et al. (1996) substantially extended the northern occurrence of the species as far as SE Sonora. Variation with altitude investigated by Sánchez-Cordero and Villa-Ramírez (1988); geographic and nongeographic variation evaluated by Bradley et al. (1996b), who regarded patterns and levels of interpopulational divergence as insufficient to delimit subspecies. See Roberts et al. (1998, Mammalian Species, 596).



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