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SPECIES Oryzomys melanotis

Author:Thomas, 1893.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 11: 404.
Common Name:Black-eared Oryzomys
Type Locality:México, Jalisco State, Mineral San Sebastián.
Distribution:Low to intermediate elevations of W México, from S Sinaloa to SW Oaxaca.
Status:IUCN – Data Deficient.
Comments:Revised by Goldman (1918), who recognized melanotis and rostratus as separate species within a melanotis species group. Hooper (1953) viewed the geographic complementarity of the two as a subspecific pattern, and so they were recognized by Hall and Kelson (1959) and Hall (1981). Engstrom (1984) returned rostratus to a separate species based on a robust variety of data interpreted within a zoogeographic context.



    colimensis Goldman, 1918

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