Ixtlán deer mouse

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Ixtlán deer mouse
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 endemic to southwestern Mexico, and found in the Sierra de Juárez, a subrange of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca in Oaxaca state.

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.

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  1. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.; Castro-Arellano, I.; Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. (2008). "Habromys ixtlani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 Jule 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) 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.