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SPECIES Glaucomys volans

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 63.
Common Name:Southern Flying Squirrel
Type Locality:"Virginia, Mexico"; restricted by Elliot (1901:109) to "Virginia (U.S.A.)".
Distribution:Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota (USA) to Nova Scotia (Canada) and E USA; montane populations scattered from NW Mexico to Honduras.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as G. volans, Not Evaluated as G. v. goldmani, G. v. guerreroensis, and G. v. oaxacensis.
Comments:Reviewed by Dolan and Carter (1973, Mammalian Species, 78). For systematics and distribution of Mesoamerican populations, see Diersing (1980a) and Braun (1988). Subspecies according to Hall (1981). A phylogeographic study using mitochondrial DNA showed little divergence between two subspecies (Arbogast 1999).
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SUBSPECIES volans

SUBSPECIES chontali

SUBSPECIES goldmani

SUBSPECIES guerreroensis

SUBSPECIES herreranus

SUBSPECIES madrensis

SUBSPECIES oaxacensis

SUBSPECIES querceti

SUBSPECIES saturatus

SUBSPECIES texensis

SUBSPECIES underwoodi

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