|Scientific Name:||Neotoma albigula Hartley, 1894|
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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Lacher, T. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.|
|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:|
|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.|
Native:Mexico; United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|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|
|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|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats are known.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures specific to this species. However, there are several protected areas within its range.|
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
Edwards, C.W., Fulhorst, C.F. and Bradley, R.D. 2001. Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotoma albigula species group: further evidence of a paraphyletic assemblage. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 267-279.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
Macedo, R. H. and Mares, M. A. 1988. Neotoma albigula. Mammalian Species 310: 1-7.
Wilson, D.E. and Ruff, S. 1999. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.
|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 21 November 2017.|