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SPECIES Peromyscus yucatanicus

Author:J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1897.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 9: 8.
Common Name:Yucatán Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Yucatán, Chichén Itzá.
Distribution:N Yucatán Peninsula, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. mexicanus species group. The notion that P. yucatanicus is most closely related to P. mexicanus (e.g., Hooper, 1968; Lawlor, 1965) has not found support from morphological information (Carleton, 1973; Huckaby, 1980); the weak differentiation in chromosomes and allozymes offers little resolution of their level of kinship, as is true among mexicanus group species in general (Rogers and Engstrom, 1992; Rogers et al., 1984; Smith et al., 1986). Huckaby (1980) followed Lawlor (1965) in treating P. yucatanicus as monotypic; Hall (1981) accepted Osgood’s (1909) subspecific arrangement. See Young and Jones (1983, Mammalian Species, 196).



    badius Osgood, 1904

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