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SPECIES Peromyscus ochraventer

Author:Baker, 1951.
Citation:Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Misc. Publ., 5: 213.
Common Name:El Carrizo Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Tamaulipas, El Carrizo, 70 km (by highway) S Ciudad Victoria and 6 km W Panamerican Highway, 2800 ft (853 m).
Distribution:Moist forests of S Tamaulipas and adjacent San Luis Potosí, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Species group indeterminate. Revised by Huckaby (1980) as part of the mexicanus species group (sensu Hooper, 1968), an assignment not supported by allozymic analyses (Rogers and Engstrom, 1992). Departs from conservative karyotypic pattern exhibited by species of the mexicanus group (Robbins and Baker, 1981; Smith et al., 1986). Provisionally assigned to the furvus species group by Carleton (1989), but this association too is questioned by cytochrome b data, which indicate P. ochraventer to be strongly divergent genetically from both P. furvus and mexicanus group species (P. mexicanus, P. melanocarpus) (Harris et al., 2000).



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