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

Belongs within: Neotominae.

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.

    |--R. (Reithrodontomys) MH03
    |    |--R. (R.) fulvescens G69
    |    |    |--R. f. fulvescens AJ90
    |    |    |--R. f. amoenus G69
    |    |    |--R. f. canus Benson 1939 MB86
    |    |    |--R. f. chiapensis AJ90
    |    |    |--R. f. griseoflavus Merriam 1901 MB86
    |    |    |--R. f. helvolus AJ90
    |    |    |--R. f. infernatis G69
    |    |    |--R. f. meridionalis Anderson & Jones 1960 AJ90
    |    |    `--R. f. mustelinus G69
    |    |--R. (R.) megalotis (Baird 1858) MH03, MB86
    |    |    |--R. m. megalotis MB86
    |    |    |--R. m. alticolus G69
    |    |    |--R. m. dychei Allen 1895 B75
    |    |    `--R. m. zacatecae Merriam 1901 MB86
    |    |--R. (R.) moorei (Hibbard 1944) [=Cudahyomys moorei] MH03
    |    |--R. (R.) pratincola (Hibbard 1941) MH03
    |    `--R. (R.) sumichrasti G69
    |         |--R. s. sumichrasti AJ90
    |         |--R. s. australis AJ90
    |         |--R. s. dorsalis AJ90
    |         `--R. s. luteolus G69
    `--R. (Aprodon) G69
         |--R. (A.) mexicanus G69
         |    |--R. m. mexicanus AJ90
         |    |--R. m. cherriei AJ90
         |    |--R. m. howelli AJ90
         |    |--R. m. lucifrons AJ90
         |    |--R. m. orinus AJ90
         |    `--R. m. scansor G69
         `--R. (A.) microdon G69
              |--R. m. microdon G69
              `--R. m. albilabris G69

Reithrodontomys incertae sedis:
  R. brevirostris AJ90
  R. burti IT07
  R. chrysopsis IT07
  R. creper AJ90
  R. darienensis IT07
  R. gracilis AJ90
    |--R. g. gracilis AJ90
    |--R. g. anthonyi AJ90
    |--R. g. harrisi AJ90
    `--R. g. pacificus AJ90
  R. hirsutus IT07
  R. humulis IT07
  R. montanus B75
    |--R. m. montanus B75
    `--R. m. griseus Bailey 1905 B75
  R. paradoxus IT07
  R. raviventris IT07
  R. rexroadensis MH03
  R. rodriguezi IT07
  R. spectabilis IT07
  R. tenuirostris AJ90
  R. wetmorei MH03

*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.

[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.

[IT07] Isaac, N. J. B., S. T. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman & J. E. M. Baillie. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: conservation priorities based on threat and phylogeny. PloS One 2 (3): e296.

[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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