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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Reithrodontomys) sumichrasti

Author:Saussure, 1861.
Citation:Rev. Mag. Zool. Paris, Ser. 2, 13: 3.
Common Name:Sumichrast’s Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:México, Veracruz, Mirador (as restricted by Hooper, 1952:72).
Distribution:Allopatric segments in Middle American highlands: SW Jalisco and S San Luis Potosí to C Guerrero and EC Oaxaca, México; C Chiapas, México, to NC Nicaragua; C Costa Rica to W Panamá.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Reithrodontomys, megalotis species group. Reconstruction of historical biogeography based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data intimates that "sumichrasti" as defined by Hooper (1952) is a composite of two or more species (Sullivan et al., 2000), a finding that should be expanded within the context of a full revision. Sister species (sensu lato) to the R. megalotis R. zacatecae clade based on cytochrome­ b data (Bell et al., 2001).



    alleni A. H. Howell, 1914
    australis J. A. Allen, 1895
    dorsalis Merriam, 1901
    luteolus A. H. Howell, 1914
    modestus Thomas, 1907
    nerterus Merriam, 1901
    otus Merriam, 1901
    rufescens J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1897
    seclusus Hall and Villa, 1949
    underwoodi Goodwin, 1937
    vulcanius Bangs, 1902

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