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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Aporodon) spectabilis

Author:Jones and Lawlor, 1965.
Citation:Univ. Kansas Publ., Mus. Nat. Hist., 16: 413.
Common Name:Cozumel Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:México, Quintana Roo, Isla Cozumel, 2.5 km N San Miguel.
Distribution:Restricted to Cozumel Isl, México.
Status:IUCN – Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Aporodon, mexicanus species group. A large insular species, posited to share common ancestry with R. gracilis (Jones and Lawlor, 1965), a relationship generally supported by allozymic data (Arellano et al., 2003). See Jones (1982, Mammalian Species, 193).



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