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Nelsonia goldmani

Goldman’s Diminutive Woodrat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Endangered.


Diminutive Woodrats look like big, hairy-tailed deermice. They are mountain-dwellers, are found mostly in pine or fir forests, and apparently eat the needles of pine trees. They use crevices in rocks for shelter. Goldman's Diminutive Woodrat has been found in volcanic regions in the Mexican states of Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán and Mexico.

Also known as:
Tancítaro Woodrat

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 120-130 mm; Tail 105-130 mm

References:

Merriam, C.H., 1903. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 16:80.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Nelsonia goldmani