Yellow-nosed cotton rat

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Yellow-nosed cotton rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Sigmodon
Subgenus: Sigmodon
Species group: S. hispidus
Species: S. ochrognathus
Binomial name
Sigmodon ochrognathus
Bailey, 1902

The yellow-nosed cotton rat (Sigmodon ochrognathus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] Its range extends from the eastern side of the Sierra Madre Occidental to central Durango and western Coahuila in Mexico, and from Arizona to New Mexico and scattered desert ranges of the Mesa del Norte in Trans-Pecos Texas in the U.S. In New Mexico, its habitat is located in mountainous scrubland and pinyon-juniper woodland regions.


  1. ^ Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Sigmodon ochrognathus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1176. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.