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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Aporodon) gracilis

Author:J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1897.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 9: 9.
Common Name:Slender Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:México, Yucatán, Chichén Itzá.
Distribution:Yucatán Peninsula and coastal Chiapas, México, south along Pacific watershed to WC Costa Rica (see Reid and Langtimm, 1993).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Aporodon, mexicanus species group. In the allozymic study of Arellano et al. (2003), samples of R. gracilis emerged as paraphyletic with regard to R. spectabilis on Cozumel Isl; their results identify the need for critical review of the gracilis spectabilis complex. See Young and Jones (1984, Mammalian Species, 218).



    anthonyi Goodwin, 1932
    harrisi Goodwin, 1945
    insularis Jones, 1964
    pacificus Goodwin, 1932

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