Mexican woodrat

Mexican woodrat

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


The Mexican 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 Mexican woodrat
A young / baby of a Mexican woodrat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Mexican woodrat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the Mexican woodrat

1995: Mexican Woodrats are a fairly common species in Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *37*.

Habits: The Mexican Woodrat is a rock-dwelling http://www.

Mexican Woodrat is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

Mexican Woodrat or Neotoma mexicana is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

NEW MEXICO The Mexican woodrat is predominately a montane animal, reaching its great- est abundance in the montane mixed coniferous forests.

Mexican woodrats are generalized feeders, consuming seeds, leaves, fruits, fungi, cacti, and various other foods as available. (Full text)

Range in Colorado: The Mexican woodrat is found in a narrow band along the Front Range and in southeastern Colorado, south of the Arkansas River. (Full text)

The Mexican woodrat is predominately a montane animal, reaching its greatest abundance in the montane mixed coni ferous forests. (Full text)

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

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