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SPECIES Peromyscus eva

Author:Thomas, 1898.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 1: 44.
Common Name:Southern Baja Deermouse
Type Locality:México, Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo.
Distribution:Most of Baja California Sur and Carmen Isl, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:P. eremicus species group. Ranked by Osgood (1909) as a race of P. eremicus, but Lawlor (1971b), noting morphological differences and sympatry of the two, resurrected P. eva as a species, including the population on nearby Isla Carmen as a subspecies (also see Hafner et al., 2001). Specific differentiation sustained by electrophoretic and gene-sequence analyses (Avise et al., 1974; Riddle et al., 2000a, c); sister species to P. fraterculus (Riddle et al., 2000c), another member of the Baja California Peninsular Desert fauna (e.g., Hafner and Riddle, 1997; Riddle et al., 2000a, b). See Alvarez-Castañeda and Cortés-Calva (2003, Mammalian Species, 738).
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