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SPECIES Peromyscus truei

Author:Shufeldt, 1885.
Citation:Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., 8: 407.
Common Name:Piñon Deermouse
Type Locality:USA, New Mexico, McKinley Co., Fort Wingate.
Distribution:USA, SW and C Oregon to W and SE Colorado, south to N Baja California Norte (México), Arizona, and New Mexico; isolated populations in N Texas (comanche) and S Baja California Sur (lagunae).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt) as P. t. comanche, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. truei species group. Revised by Hoffmeister (1951), who included Mexican populations subsequently recognized as P. gratus (see above species account). Schmidly (1973) reallocated comanche as a geographic variant of P. truei, a synonymy supported by an array of information (e.g., DeWalt et al., 1993b; Janecek, 1990; Modi and Lee, 1984); localized distribution and conservation status of this subspecies addressed by Yancey et al. (1996). Geographic variation in pelage color among Great Basin populations evaluated by Carraway and Verts (2002), who discussed results apropos recognized subspecies. Range extension and locality records in Oregon verified by Carraway et al. (1993) and Verts and Carraway (1998:Fig. 11-79). See Hoffmeister (1981, Mammalian Species, 161).



    chlorus Hoffmeister, 1941
    comanche Blair, 1943
    dyselius Elliot, 1898
    gilberti (J. A. Allen, 1893)
    hemionotis Elliot, 1903
    lagunae Osgood, 1909
    lasius Elliot, 1904
    martirensis (J. A. Allen, 1893)
    megalotis Merriam, 1890
    montipinoris Elliot, 1904
    nevadensis Hall and Hoffmeister, 1940
    preblei Bailey, 1936
    sequoiensis Hoffmeister, 1941

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