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SPECIES Reithrodontomys (Reithrodontomys) fulvescens

Author:J. A. Allen, 1894.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 6: 319.
Common Name:Fulvous Harvest Mouse
Type Locality:México, Sonora, Oposura, 2000 ft (610 m).
Distribution:SC Arizona, NC, S and E Texas, to SW Missouri and W Mississippi, USA; south through much of México, to W Nicaragua; excluding Yucatán Peninsula and Caribbean coastal lowlands.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Reithrodontomys, fulvescens species group. Chromosomal complement (2n = 50) interpreted as primitive for the genus (Robbins and Baker, 1980). Genetically strongly divergent from six other species of the subgenus Reithrodontomys based on cytochrome b sequences (Bell et al., 2001). Westerly dispersion along grassy railway borders onto Llano Estacado, NC Texas, documented by Yancey and Jones (1997); also see Peppers et al. (1998) for records of northward extension in Texas. Appreciable fixed allelic differences detected among certain samples from the US and Mexico advise the need for taxonomic review of included synonyms (Arellano et al., 2003; Arnold et al., 1983). See Spencer and Cameron (1982, Mammalian Species, 174).
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    amoenus (Eliot, 1905)
    aurantius J. A. Allen, 1895
    canus Benson, 1939
    chiapensis A. H. Howell, 1914
    chrysotis Elliot, 1899
    difficilis Merriam, 1901
    griseoflavus Merriam, 1901
    helvolus Merriam, 1901
    inexspectatus Elliot, 1903
    infernatis Hooper, 1950
    intermedius J. A. Allen, 1895
    laceyi J. A. Allen, 1896
    meridionalis Anderson and Jones, 1960
    mustelinus A. H. Howell, 1914
    nelsoni A. H. Howell, 1914
    tenuis J. A. Allen, 1899
    toltecus Merriam, 1901
    tropicalis Davis, 1944

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