Big-eared woodrat

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Big-eared woodrat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neotoma
Species: N. macrotis
Binomial name
Neotoma macrotis
Thomas, 1893

The big-eared woodrat (Neotoma macrotis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] A study of the species found the "Bear Canyon" virus, a mammarenavirus, traditionally associated with the California mouse, is actually passed by the big-eared woodrat before host-jumping to the California mouse.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timm, R.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Neotoma macrotis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1057. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Cajimat, M. N. B.; Milazzo, M. L.; Hess, B. D.; Rood, M. P.; Fulhorst, C. F. (2007-10-25). "Principal host relationships and evolutionary history of the North American arenaviruses". Virology. Elsevier. 367 (2): 235–243. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2007.05.031. PMC 2323605Freely accessible. PMID 17624390.