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SPECIES Neotoma (Neotoma) devia

Author:Goldman, 1927.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 40: 205.
Common Name:Arizona Woodrat
Type Locality:USA, Arizona, Painted Desert, Tanner Tank, 5200 ft (1585 m).
Distribution:W Arizona, USA, east and south of the Colorado River; NW Sonora, México.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotoma, lepida species group (sensu Edwards and Bradley, 2002b). Once ranked as a subspecies of N. lepida, from which several data sources support its specific‑level divergence (Koop et al., 1985; Mascarello, 1978; Patton and Alvarez-Castañeda, In Press). But see Hoffmeister (1986), who disputed the specific status of devia based on his interpretation of morphological integration among Arizona populations. Unequivocal discrimination from N. lepida, verification of species‑group synonyms, delimitation of geographic range, and delineation of subspecies, if defensible, all require further attention. Planz (1999) noted only auripila as synonym; others provisionally listed here conform to the geographic range as depicted by Riddle et al. (2000b:Fig. 1).



    aureotunicata Huey, 1937
    auripila Blossom, 1933
    bensoni Blossom, 1933
    flava Benson, 1935
    harteri Huey, 1937

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