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Goodwin (Amer. Mus. Novit., 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 5000 feet" in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. On 25 June 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% mi. SSW Vista Hermosa, 7100 ft, trapped by Percy L. Clifton, and female (KU 100047) taken 10 mi. SSW Vista Hermosa, 8200 ft, by Arturo Jimenez G.