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SPECIES Heteromys (see comments) oresterus

Author:Harris, 1932.
Citation:Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan, 248: 4.
Common Name:Mountain Spiny Pocket Mouse
Type Locality:Costa Rica, Cordillera de Talamanca, El Copey de Dota, 6,000 ft. (1,829 m).
Distribution:Talamanca Range of Costa Rica.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Hall (1981) placed oresterus in the subgenus Xylomys but Rogers (1989, 1990) presented evidence that oresterus was not closely related to nelsoni, the type species of Xylomys. Reviewed by Rogers and Rogers (1992a, Mammalian Species No. 396).



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