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SPECIES Neotoma (Neotoma) fuscipes

Author:Baird, 1857.
Citation:Mammalia in Repts. U.S. Expl. Surv., 8(1): 495.
Common Name:Dusky-footed Woodrat
Type Locality:USA, California, Sonoma Co., Petaluma.
Distribution:Coastal and Cascade mountains, W Oregon, southwards to Inner Coastal Range, WC California, and N Sierra Nevadas, EC California, USA.
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as N. f. riparia; IUCN Critically Endangered as N. f. riparia, Data Deficient as N. f. annectens, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotoma, lepida species group (sensu Edwards and Bradley, 2002b). Type species of Homodontomys. Sister‑group relationship subject to conflicting interpretations, either N. cinerea (Carleton, 1980; Cudmore, 1986; Koop et al., 1985) or the N. lepida complex (Edwards and Bradley, 2002b); the former kinship supports synonymy of Homodontomys under subgenus Teonoma, the latter under subgenus Neotoma as enacted by Burt and Barkalow (1942). Subspecific classification revised by Hooper (1938). Patterns of morphological and genetic variation broadly evaluated by Matocq (2003), who demonstrated specific level divergence of southern populations and reinstated those as N. macrotis (see below). See Carraway and Verts (1991, Mammalian Species, 386).
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Synonyms:

    affinis Elliot, 1898
    annectens Elliot, 1898
    bullatior Hooper, 1939
    monochroura Rhoads, 1894
    perplexa Hooper, 1938
    riparia Hooper, 1938
    splendens True, 1894

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