Neotoma magister Baird

Allegheny Woodrat

Don Linzey & Christy Brecht
Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, Virginia 24382


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US Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake
Neotoma magister -- Allegheny Woodrat

Last updated: 26 November, 2005

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Species Description

left lateral view of
skull and mandible
dorsal view of skull ventral view of skull

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Phylogeny

Taxonomic Category Scientific Name Common Name
Phylum Chordata Chordates
Class Mammalia Mammals
Order Rodentia Mice, rats, squirrels, etc.
Family Muridae Murid rats and mice

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Geographic distribution

Allegheny woodrats range from southeastern New York southwest through much of Pennsylvania, extreme southern Ohio and Indiana, through western Maryland, all of West Virginia, most of Kentucky, and the western reaches of Virginia and North Carolina south through much of Tennessee, and into northern Alabama and most of northwestern Georgia (Whitaker and Hamilton, 1998).

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Habitat

Woodrats are most often found in caves and rocky cliffs, but may also be found in wooded bottomlands, swamps, and in outbuildings and abandoned structures.

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Natural History

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Conservation Biology

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Links to Other Sites

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Acknowledgements

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References

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Last modified: 8 May, 2002