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SPECIES Neotoma (Neotoma) macrotis

Author:Thomas, 1893.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist, ser.6, 12: 234.
Common Name:Big-eared Woodrat
Type Locality:USA, California, San Diego Co., San Diego.
Distribution:Santa Lucia Range, WC California, and Sierra Nevada, EC California, southwards to N Baja California Norte, México; isolated population in SE California.
Status:IUCN – Data Deficient as N. fuscipes luciana.
Comments:Subgenus Neotoma, lepida species group (sensu Edwards and Bradley, 2002b). Intergradation with N. fuscipes maintained by Hooper (1938), who retained macrotis and related populations as subspecies of the former (e.g., see Hall, 1981). Purported hybridization zones reexamined by Matocq (2003), who uncovered pronounced and concordant differentiation in morphology, microsatellite genotypes, and mitochondrial DNA sequences between northern (fuscipes) and southern (macrotis) populations in the mountains flanking the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley and elevated the latter set to a species. Matocq (2002) elaborated upon phylogeographic patterns of inter- and intraspecific diversification in the context of glacial and hydrographic changes that occurred in the Sierra Nevadas during the late Pliocene-Pleistocene.



    cnemophila Elliot, 1904
    dispar Merriam, 1894
    luciana Hooper, 1938
    martirensis Orr, 1934
    mohavensis Elliot, 1904
    simplex True, 1894
    streatori Merriam, 1894

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