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Neotoma nelsoni

Nelson’s Woodrat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Critically Endangered.

Many woodrats seem to have very limited ranges. Nelson's Woodrat is known only from the place where the specimen was found that was scientifically described when the species was named, in 1905. It came from a mountain in Veracruz, Mexico. As Neotoma nelsoni, it is endangered. However, it may prove to be a subspecies of the White-throated Woodrat rather than a separate species.

Range: Head and Body: 150-230 mm; Tail: 75-240 mm

Range: 199-450 g


Goldman, E.A., 1905. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 18:29.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Neotoma nelsoni