Ixtlán deer mouse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ixtlán Deermouse)
Jump to: navigation, search
Ixtlán deer mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Habromys
Species: H. ixtlani
Binomial name
Habromys ixtlani
Goodwin, 1964

The Ixtlán deer mouse (Habromys ixtlani) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is commonly found in the Sierra de Juárez. Although it was originally described as a species, it was reevaluated by Musser in 1969, who determined it to be a subspecies of the Zempoaltepec deer mouse (Habromys lepturus). Another evaluation by Carleton et al. in 2002 of H. lepturus and the other species of the genus Habromys determined significant morphological differences between H. lepturus and H. ixtlani, and H. ixtlani was reclassified as a separate species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Habromys ixtlani. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 Jule 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.