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Neotoma goldmani

Goldman’s Woodrat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Goldman's Woodrat, the smallest woodrat in the genus Neotoma, resembles the Desert Woodrat, but is smaller. It lives in rocky deserts at elevations of 1,160 to 2,320 m, and builds its nests in rocky crevices, protected by thorny shrubs and cacti. Pregnant females have been found carrying one or two fetuses. The White-throated Woodrat, which is much more widespread, and uses more varied habitats, lives in some of the same places. Where both species exist, Goldman's Woodrat is found in the more arid places. No fossils have been found of Goldman's Woodrat.

Range: Total Length: 247-285 mm; Tail: 113-136 mm; Tail: 90.4-105.8 mm


Merriam, C.H., 1903. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 16:48.


Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Neotoma goldmani