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Hodomys alleni

Allen’s Woodrat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


From the map it appears that Allen's Woodrat is widespread, but it is apparently only locally abundant. It needs habitat where it can find dense cover. Where mesquite, agave, rocks, thorn scrub, or debris cover the ground, it digs burrows and creates numerous trails. Unlike other woodrats, it does not build large nests, but occasionally it collects sticks and other treasures. Not much information is available about reproduction in Allen's Woodrat. One female was found to be carrying a single embryo. Another, chased from a house, was followed by two offspring.

Length:
Average: Head and body: about 235 mm; Tail: about 198 mm

Weight:
Average: About 368 g

References:

Merriam, C.H., 1892. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 7:168.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Hodomys alleni