Neotoma albigula 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neotoma albigula Hartley, 1894
Common Name(s):
English White-throated Woodrat
Neotoma varia Burt, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Populations east of the Rio Grande and Rio Conchos are now considered to be part of N. leucodon (Edwards et al. 2001). N. varia treated here as being conspecific.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-03
Assessor(s): Lacher, T. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Castro-Arellano, I., Vázquez, E. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Subspecies seri on Tiburon Island Threatened in Mexico.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Southwestern USA and central and western Mexico, from sea level to 2,500 m. Occurs from extreme southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado south through Arizona, western New Mexico, Sonora, Chihuahua, and into northern Sinaloa. Also in a small area of southeastern California and northeastern Baja California, and on Tiburon and Turner islands.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Reported densities range from 1 - 12.7 individuals/ha, and may be related to the number of suitable nest sites and occurrence of other woodrat species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits arid areas, with preferred areas including rocky mountainsides, arid scrublands and cactus flats, pinyon-juniper woodlands on slopes, and desert habitats.
Generation Length (years):2-3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures specific to this species. However, there are several protected areas within its range.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Lacher, T. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. 2016. Neotoma albigula (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14582A115122696. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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