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SPECIES Oryzomys nelsoni

Author:Merriam, 1898.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 12: 15.
Common Name:Nelson’s Oryzomys
Type Locality:México, Nayarit State, María Madre Isl.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN – Extinct; known only by the 4 specimens of the type series and presumed to be extinct (see Wilson, 1991).
Comments:Allied to O. couesi, under which Hershkovitz (1971) listed it as a subspecies. Unquestionably a species distinct from mainland O. couesi and O. palustris as others have recognized (Goldman, 1918; Hall, 1981). See Alvarez-Castañeda and Méndez (2003, Mammalian Species, 735).



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