Arizona woodrat

Arizona woodrat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Neotoma devia


The Arizona woodrat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Arizona woodrat
A young / baby of a Arizona woodrat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Arizona woodrat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Mexico and United States

Facts about the Arizona woodrat

The Western Arizona packrat (Neotoma devia) is found in desert mountains and low desert areas in western Arizona, and usually makes skimpy dens which rarely contains fossilized midden deposits (Vaughan, 1990).

Arizona woodrats are primarily nocturnal, retreating to dens constructed of debris among rocks and/or vegetation when inactive during the day. (Full text)

Very similar Arizona Woodrat is found only in w Arizona south of the Colorado River. (Full text)

The Arizona Woodrat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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