Desert woodrat

Desert woodrat

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


Keywords: gray , tail , green , nocturnal

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

Adult weight : 0.236 kg (0.5192 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Female maturity :76 days

Male maturity : 76 days

Gestation : 33 days

Weaning : 31 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 3

Interval between litters : 60 days

Weight at birth : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.035 kg (0.077 lbs)

Body mass : 0.113 kg (0.2486 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the desert woodrat

The Desert Woodrat (Neotoma lepida) is the smallest of the three species, with a total length of approximately 282-305 mm (11.

The desert woodrat is a moderate-sized folivore/granivore.

The desert woodrat, Neotoma lepida, is one of 22 species of woodrats found in North and Central America.

The desert woodrat is a lighter color and is found in the Great Basin region of the state. (Full text)

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

The desert woodrat is yellowish brown to grayish brown above and gray below. (Full text)

Description: The desert woodrat is small and yellow-buff to buffy gray. (Full text)

Discussion The Desert Woodrat is adept at moving about among spiny cacti without injuring itself. (Full text)

(Woodrats, that is) The desert woodrat, Neotoma lepida, is one of the many charming inhabitants of the Field Station. (Full text)

The desert woodrat, Neotoma lepida, is found on both sides of the Colorado River. (Full text)

Desert woodrats are particularly abundant in rock outcrops and rocky cliffs and slopes (Hall 1946, Miller and Stebbins 1964). (Full text)

Niche: The desert woodrat is a moderate-sized folivore/granivore. (Full text)

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

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