Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neotoma goldmani
Species Authority: Merriam, 1903
Common Name(s):
English Goldman's Woodrat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Mexican Plateau (from 1,160 to 2,320 m), from southeast Chihuahua to south San Luis Potosí and north Querétaro, México (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1160
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2320
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Population [top]

Population: No population information was found.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to rocky and desert habitats; animals occurs rocky ledges, hidden by cacti and shrubs, along shallow ravines. Nets made of sticks and grasses were noted in deep crevices.

Two pregnant females obtained in late March each carried one embryo; another three pregnant females collected during July and August; two was carrying one embryo each and the other carried two embryos. Lactating females were trapped in July and August (Hrachovy et al. 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. It is estimated to have lost 8-17% of its population based upon habitat change over the past 12 years (C. de Granmont and A. Cuaron pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Several protected areas are located within its range.

Citation: de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A. 2008. Neotoma goldmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14588A4447194. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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