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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Aporodon) mexicanus

Author:Saussure, 1860.
Citation:Rev. Mag. Zool. Paris, Ser. 2, 12: 109.
Common Name:Mexican Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:México, Veracruz, Mirador (as restricted by Hooper, 1952:140).
Distribution:S Tamaulipas and WC Michoacán, México, south through Middle American highlands to W Panamá; Andes of W Colombia and N Ecuador.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Aporodon, mexicanus species group. A species composite requiring detailed revision, as underscored by the large genetic distances disclosed among Middle American populations and the polyphyly of nominal "mexicanus" in the resultant cladogram (Arellano et al., 2003).



    cherrii (J. A. Allen, 1891)
    costaricensis J. A. Allen, 1895
    garichensis Enders and Pearson, 1940
    goldmani Merriam, 1901
    howelli Goodwin, 1932
    jalapae Merriam, 1901
    lucifrons A. H. Howell, 1932
    milleri J. A. Allen, 1912
    minusculus A. H. Howell, 1932
    ocotepequensis Goodwin, 1937
    orinus Hooper, 1949
    potrerograndei Goodwin, 1945
    riparius Hooper, 1955
    scansor Hooper, 1950

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