Fulvous harvest mouse Reithrodontomys fulvescens, photographed by Roger W. Barbour.

Belongs within: Peromyscini.

Reithrodontomys, the harvest mice, is a genus of mice found in southern North America and northern South America. They are characterised by the presence of grooves on the anterior surface of the upper incisors (Goodwin 1969). The two subgenera within Reithrodontomys are distinguished by characters of the molars.

| i. s.: R. rexroadensisMH03
| R. wetmoreiMH03
|--R. chrysopsisFS15
`--+--+--R. montanusFS15
| | |--R. m. montanusB75
| | `--R. m. griseus Bailey 1905B75
| `--R. raviventrisFS15
`--+--R. humulisFS15
| |--R. h. humulisE38
| `--R. h. impigerE38
`--+--+--R. hirsutusFS15
| `--R. (Reithrodontomys)MH03
| | i. s.: R. (R.) moorei (Hibbard 1944) [=Cudahyomys moorei]MH03
| | R. (R.) pratincola (Hibbard 1941)MH03
| |--R. (R.) fulvescensG69, FS15
| | |--R. f. fulvescensAJ90
| | |--R. f. amoenusG69
| | |--R. f. canus Benson 1939MB86
| | |--R. f. chiapensisAJ90
| | |--R. f. griseoflavus Merriam 1901MB86
| | |--R. f. helvolusAJ90
| | |--R. f. infernatisG69
| | |--R. f. meridionalis Anderson & Jones 1960AJ90
| | `--R. f. mustelinusG69
| `--+--R. (R.) sumichrastiG69, FS15
| | |--R. s. sumichrastiAJ90
| | |--R. s. australisAJ90
| | |--R. s. dorsalisAJ90
| | `--R. s. luteolusG69
| `--+--R. (R.) zacatecae Merriam 1901FS15, MB86 [=R. megalotis zacatecaeMB86]
| `--+--R. (R.) burtiFS15
| `--R. (R.) megalotis (Baird 1858)MH03, FS15, MB86
| |--R. m. megalotisB75
| |--R. m. alticolusG69
| `--R. m. dychei Allen 1895B75
`--+--R. creperFS15
`--R. (Aprodon)G69
|--+--R. darienensisFS15
| `--+--R. brevirostrisFS15
| `--R. (A.) mexicanusG69, FS15
| |--R. m. mexicanusAJ90
| |--R. m. cherrieiAJ90
| |--R. m. howelliAJ90
| |--R. m. lucifronsAJ90
| |--R. m. orinusAJ90
| `--R. m. scansorG69
`--+--+--R. spectabilisFS15
| `--+--R. gracilisFS15
| | |--R. g. gracilisAJ90
| | |--R. g. anthonyiAJ90
| | |--R. g. harrisiAJ90
| | `--R. g. pacificusAJ90
| `--R. paradoxusFS15
`--+--R. tenuirostrisFS15
`--+--R. bakeriFS15
`--+--R. (A.) microdonG69, FS15
| |--R. m. microdonG69
| `--R. m. albilabrisG69
`--R. rodrigueziFS15

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AJ90] Anderson, S., & J. K. Jones. 1960. Records of harvest mice, Reithrodontomys, from Central America, with description of a new subspecies from Nicaragua. University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History 9 (19): 519–529.

[B75] Bowles, J. B. 1975. Distribution and biogeography of mammals of Iowa. Special Publications, The Museum, Texas Tech University 9: 1–184.

[E38] Ewing, H. E. 1938. North American mites of the subfamily Myobiinae, new subfamily (Arachnida). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 40 (7): 180–197.

[FS15] Faurby, S., & J.-C. Svenning. 2015. A species-level phylogeny of all extant and late Quaternary extinct mammals using a novel heuristic-hierarchical Bayesian approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 14–26.

[G69] Goodwin, G. G. 1969. Mammals from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 141 (1): 1–269, 40 pls.

[MH03] Martin, R. A., R. T. Hurt, J. G. Honey & P. Peláez-Campomanes. 2003. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene rodents fom the northern Borchers Badlands (Meade County, Kansas), with comments on the Blancan-Irvingtonian boundary in the Meade Basin. Journal of Paleontology 77 (5): 985–1001.

[MB86] Matson, J. O. & R. H. Baker. 1986. Mammals of Zacatecas. Special Publications, Museum of Texas Tech University 24: 1–88.

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