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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Aporodon) brevirostris

Author:Goodwin, 1943.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 1231: 1.
Common Name:Short-nosed Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:Costa Rica, Alajuela Prov., canyons above Villa Quesada, 5000 ft (1524 m).
Distribution:Allopatric populations in highlands of NC Nicaragua (see Jones and Genoways, 1970) and C Costa Rica.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Aporodon, mexicanus species group. Status of the Nicaraguan form, which Jones and Genoways considered describing as a species, should be reevaluated. See Jones and Baldassarre (1982, Mammalian Species, 192).



    nicaraguae Jones and Genoways, 1970

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