Bushy-tailed woodrat Neotoma cinerea, from here.

Belongs within: Cricetidae.

Neotoma, the woodrats or pack rats, are a genus of rodents found in North America. Members of this genus are relatively large, with conspicuously hairy and elongate tails (Goodwin 1969).

    |  i. s.: N. ozarkensisMHL03
    |         N. tayloriMH03
    |         N. variaIT07
    |--N. cinereaRC06
    |    |--N. c. cinereaM-PV-G01
    |    `--N. c. acraia (Elliot 1904)M-PV-G01
    `--+--+--N. mexicana Baird 1855FS15, MB86
       |  |    |--N. m. mexicanaMB86
       |  |    |--N. m. isthmicaG69
       |  |    |--N. m. parvidensG69
       |  |    |--N. m. pictaG69
       |  |    |--N. m. tenuicauda Merriam 1892MB86
       |  |    `--N. m. tropicalisG69
       |  `--N. palatina Goldman 1905FS15, MB86
       `--+--N. goldmani Merriam 1903FS15, MB86
          `--+--N. albigula Hartley 1894FS15, M-PV-G01
             `--+--+--+--N. chrysomelasFS15
                |  |  `--N. stephensiFS15
                |  `--+--+--N. bryantiFS15
                |     |  `--+--N. deviaFS15 [=N. lepida deviaH42]
                |     |     `--N. lepida Thomas 1893FS15, M-PV-G01
                |     |          |--N. l. lepidaH42
                |     |          |--N. l. felipensisH42
                |     |          |--N. l. gilvaH42
                |     |          |--N. l. grinnelli Hall 1942H42
                |     |          |--N. l. latirostraMBJ83
                |     |          |--N. l. monstrabilisH42
                |     |          `--N. l. nevadensisH42
                |     `--+--N. phenaxFS15
                |        `--+--N. fuscipesFS15
                |           `--N. macrotisFS15
                `--+--+--+--N. floridanaFS15
                   |  |  |    |--N. f. floridanaBP87
                   |  |  |    `--N. f. smalliBP87
                   |  |  `--N. nelsoniFS15
                   |  `--+--N. magisterFS15 [=N. floridana magisterML98]
                   |     `--N. martinensisFS15
                   `--+--N. micropusFS15
                      `--+--N. angustapalataFS15
                         `--+--N. leucodon Merriam 1894FS15, MB86 [=N. albigula leucodonMB86]
                            `--+--N. anthonyiFS15
                               `--N. bunkeriFS15

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BP87] Burton, J. A., & B. Pearson. 1987. Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World. Collins: London.

[FS15] Faurby, S., & J.-C. Svenning. 2015. A species-level phylogeny of all extant and late Quaternary extinct mammals using a novel heuristic-hierarchical Bayesian approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 14–26.

[G69] Goodwin, G. G. 1969. Mammals from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 141 (1): 1–269, 40 pls.

[H42] Hall, E. R. 1942. A new race of wood rat (Neotoma lepida). University of California Publications in Zoology 46 (5): 369–370.

[IT07] Isaac, N. J. B., S. T. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman & J. E. M. Baillie. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: conservation priorities based on threat and phylogeny. PloS One 2 (3): e296.

[MH03] Martin, R. A., R. T. Hurt, J. G. Honey & P. Peláez-Campomanes. 2003. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene rodents fom the northern Borchers Badlands (Meade County, Kansas), with comments on the Blancan-Irvingtonian boundary in the Meade Basin. Journal of Paleontology 77 (5): 985–1001.

[MB86] Matson, J. O. & R. H. Baker. 1986. Mammals of Zacatecas. Special Publications, Museum of Texas Tech University 24: 1–88.

[MHL03] Meng, J., Y. Hu & C. Li. 2003. The osteology of Rhombomylus (Mammalia, Glires): Implications for phylogeny and evolution of Glires. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 275: 1–247.

[M-PV-G01] Montiel-Parra, G., G. A. Villegas-Guzman, M. Vargas & O. J. Polaco. 2001. Mites associated with nests of Neotoma albigula Hartley, 1894 (Rodentia: Muridae) in Durango, México. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 586–593. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[ML98] Moraza, M. L., & E. E. Lindquist. 1998. Coprozerconidae, a new family of zerconoid mites from North America (Acari: Mesostigmata: Zerconoidea). Acarologia 39: 291–313.

[MBJ83] Munger, J. C., M. A. Bowers & W. T. Jones. 1983. Desert rodent populations: factors affecting abundance, distribution, and genetic structure. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 7: 91–116.

[RC06] Reeder, S. A., D. S. Carroll, C. W. Edwards, C. W. Kilpatrick & R. D. Bradley. 2006. Neotomine-peromyscine rodent systematics based on combined analyses of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40 (1): 251–258.

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