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Northern Pygmy Mouse
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Species ID 050475
Name Northern Pygmy Mouse
Other Common Names Raton Enono Norteno (Spanish)
Category 05 Mammals
Elcode AMAFF05010
BLM Code BATAAT
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Order Rodentia
SubOrder Myomorpha
Family Cricetidae
Genus Baiomys
Species taylori
Subspecies ater
Authority (Blossom and Burt)
Scientific Name Baiomys taylori
Account Type This account represents a full species account with only one subspecies recognized in BISON-M.
Taxonomic References 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 14, 15, 35
Comments on Taxonomy
There is confusion on how to classify Old World mice and rats, the New World mice and rats, and the microtines. The tendency is to regard all three groups as subfamilies of one family - Muridae. But for the purposes of the New Mexico system the Old World mice and rats will be placed in the family Muridae, and the New World (and a few Old World) mice and rats will be placed in the family Cricetidae.*05, 07*
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