Nelson's woodrat

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Nelson's woodrat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neotoma
Species: N. nelsoni
Binomial name
Neotoma nelsoni
Goldman, 1905

Nelson's woodrat (Neotoma nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known only from the eastern slopes of the volcanoes Orizaba and Cofre de Perote.[1]


  1. ^ a b Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Castro-Arellano, I. (2008). "Neotoma nelsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 August 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered.