Museum, University of Nebraska State


Date of this Version

August 1993


Published in Biology of the Heteromyidae, Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and James H. Brown. Copyright © by The American Society of Mammalogists, 1993. Used by Permission.


Herein the taxonomy of the family is reviewed and diagnoses of Recent species and accounts of all currently recognized Recent species and subspecies are provided. The objective is to present a current taxonomy for the family rather than a systematic review. Unfortunately, there have been no comprehensive reviews for most genera for 80 years or more and the current taxonomy of many species clearly is unsatisfactory, as is the understanding of the relationships between most of the described fossil and Recent taxa.

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