Goldman's woodrat

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Goldman's woodrat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neotoma
Species: N. goldmani
Binomial name
Neotoma goldmani
Merriam, 1903

Goldman's woodrat (Neotoma goldmani) is a rodent species in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Mexico throughout the Mexican Plateau, stretching from Southeast Chihuahua to South San Luis Potosi and North Queretaro. The plateau is an average 5,988 ft. above sea level and covers a land area of 232,388 sq. miles.

N. goldmani is restricted to rocky and desert habitats and shelters itself in crevices. It exhibits a karyotype that qualifies it as a more primitive species than the N. mexicana.

It is currently under no immediate threat, but has experienced a decrease in population due to habitat changes occurring throughout the Mexican Plateau area, a very highly populated area, which includes the states of Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi, Jalisco, and Mexico.

References[edit]

  • Baillie, J. 1996. Neotoma goldmani. 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.
  • de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A. 2008. Neotoma goldmani. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2013.
  • Harris, C. P., & McCullough, D. A. (1988). G-banded karyotype of neotoma goldmani. The Southwestern Naturalist, 33(2), 236-239.
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