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Neotoma leucodon  Merriam, 1894
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970628

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Neotoma latifrons Merriam, 1894
    Neotoma montezumae Goldman, 1905
    Neotoma intermedia durangae J. A. Allen, 1903
    Neotoma albigula melas Dice, 1929
    Neotoma albigula robusta Blair, 1939
    Neotoma albigula subsolana Alvarez, 1962
    Neotoma albigula warreni Merriam, 1908
    Neotoma leucodon zacatecae Goldman, 1905
  Common Name(s): White-toothed Woodrat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyNeotominae Merriam, 1894  
                                              GenusNeotoma Say and Ord, 1825 – Packrats  
                                                 SubgenusNeotoma (Neotoma) Say and Ord, 1825  
                                                    SpeciesNeotoma leucodon Merriam, 1894 – White-toothed Woodrat  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hall, E. Raymond  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of North America, 2nd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 601-1175   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-05443-5   
  Reference for: Neotoma leucodon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Neotoma leucodon, White-toothed Woodrat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  



  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Neotoma, micropus species group (sensu Edwards and Bradley, 2002b). Rearranged as a subspecies of N. albigula by Goldman (1910), but specific status defended by Edwards et al. (2001) based on phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome-b sequences. Hybridization (reported as N. albigula) suspected with N. micropus in Colorado (Finley, 1958) and apparent intergradation of the two in Coahuila (Anderson, 1969); sister species to N. micropus supported by mitochondrial DNA data (Edwards et al.,...  



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