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SPECIES Oryzomys saturatior

Author:Merriam, 1901.
Citation:Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 3: 290.
Common Name:Cloud Forest Oryzomys
Type Locality:México, Chiapas State, Tumbalá, 5000 ft (1524 m).
Distribution:Cloud forest elevations from S Oaxaca and Chiapas, México, through Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, to NC Nicaragua.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Described as a subspecies of O. chapmani (Merriam, 1901a) and later retained as a subspecies of O. alfaroi (Goldman, 1918; Hall and Kelson, 1959). The divergence of O. chapmani and O. saturatior, whose populations are confined to wet montane forest separated by the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, suggests that they are sister species.



    hylocetes Merriam, 1901

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