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Journal of Mammalogy (May 1967) 48(2).


Copyright © 1967, American Society of Mammalogists. Used by permission.


Goodwin (American Museum Novitates, 2243: 1-4, 1966) named Microtus oaxacensis on the basis of a single male taken in "evergreen rain forest at Tarahundi, a ranch near the village of Vista Hermosa," at an altitude of "about 5,000 feet" in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. On June 25, 1964, members of a field party from the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas, obtained two adult voles referable to oaxacensis in "dense cloud forest" southwest of Vista Hermosa (approximately 25 kilometers to the south of the type locality) as follows: male (KU 100046) from 6% miles SSW Vista Hermosa, 7,100 ft, trapped by Percy L. Clifton, and female (KU 100047) taken 10 miles SSW Vista Hermosa, 8,200 feet, by Arturo Jimenez G.

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