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SPECIES Neotoma (Neotoma) micropus

Author:Baird, 1855.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 7: 333.
Common Name:Southern Plains Woodrat
Type Locality:México, Tamaulipas, Charco Escondido.
Distribution:SE Colorado and SW Kansas through W Texas and most of New Mexico, USA; south in México to N Chihuahua, E San Luis Potosí, and S Tamaulipas.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotoma, micropus species group (sensu Edwards and Bradley, 2002b). Limited hybridization documented with N. floridana in Oklahoma (Birney, 1973) and believed probable with N. leucodon (reported as N. albigula) in Colorado (Finley, 1958) and Coahuila (Anderson, 1969); also see commentary under N. albigula, N. floridana, and N. leucodon. Genetically distinct from but generally related to the N. albigula complex (sensu Planz et al., 1996), in particular N. leucodon (micropus species group sensu Edwards et al., 2001). See Braun and Mares (1989, Mammalian Species, 330).



    canescens J. A. Allen, 1891
    leucophaea Goldman, 1933
    littoralis Goldman, 1905
    planiceps Goldman, 1905
    surberi Elliot, 1899

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