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SPECIES Peromyscus gratus

Author:Merriam, 1898.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 12: 123.
Common Name:Saxicoline Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Distrito Federal, Tlalpan.
Distribution:SW New Mexico, USA, south from W Chihuahua and SE Coahuila, through interior México to C Oaxaca.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. truei species group. Mexican populations revised, as part of P. truei, by Hoffmeister (1951). Divergent karyotypes and genetic distances had questioned unity of P. truei (Lee et al., 1972; Zimmerman et al., 1978); sympatry documented in New Mexico by Modi and Lee (1984), who raised P. gratus to a species (also see DeWalt et al., 1993b; Janecek, 1990; Tiemann-Boege et al., 2000).
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