Allen's woodrat

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Allen's woodrat
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Tribe: Neotomini
Genus: Hodomys
Merriam, 1894
Species: H. alleni
Binomial name
Hodomys alleni
(Merriam, 1892)

Allen's woodrat (Hodomys alleni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.

It is the only species in the genus Hodomys.


This woodrat species is endemic to Mexico.

It is native from southern Sinaloa to Oaxaca states. It is found in interior México in the basins of the Río Balsas of central Puebla and Río Tehuacán of northern Oaxaca.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


  • Baillie, J. 1996. Hodomys alleni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.