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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Mammals

Tarsius bancanus
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    Neal Woodman
    Curator (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1278
  • Fax: (202)357-1932
  • E-mail: woodmann[at]si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 111
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0111
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Related Links

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Staff Profile

Education

Ph.D. (Systematics and Ecology): University of Kansas, 1992
M.Phil. (Systematics and Ecology): University of Kansas, 1986
M.S. (Geology): University of Iowa, 1982
B.A. (Geology): Earlham College, 1980

Research Interests

Taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, and biogeography of mammals, with a focus on shrews and bats; membership and community structure of tropical mammalian faunas.

Recent Publications

Guevara, Lázaro, Sánchez-Cordero, Víctor, León-Paniagua, Livia and Woodman, Neal 2014. A new species of small-eared shrew (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Cryptotis) from the Lacandona rain forest, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4): 739-753. doi:10.1644/14-MAMM-A-018

Woodman, Neal and Gaffney, Sarah A. 2014. Can they dig it? Functional morphology and semifossoriality among small-eared shrews, genus Cryptotis (Mammalia, Soricidae). Journal of Morphology, 275(7): 745-759. doi:10.1002/jmor.20254

Sargis, Eric J., Woodman, Neal, Morningstar, Natalie C., Reese, Aspen T. and Olson, Link E. 2014. Island history affects faunal composition: the treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia: Tupaiidae) from the Mentawai and Batu Islands, Indonesia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 111(2): 290-304. doi:10.1111/bij.12195

Sargis, Eric J., Woodman, Neal, Reese, Aspen T. and Olson, Link E. 2013. Using hand proportions to test taxonomic boundaries within the Tupaia glis species complex (Scandentia, Tupaiidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 94(1): 183-201. doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-343.1

Woodman, Neal 2013. The type localities of the mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus (Rafinesque, 1817), and the Kansas white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus macrourus (Rafinesque, 1817), are not where we thought they were. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 126(3): 187-198. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-126.3.187

Sargis, Eric J., Woodman, Neal, Morningstar, Natalie C., Reese, Aspen T. and Olson, Link E. 2013. Morphological distinctiveness of Javan Tupaia hypochrysa (Scandentia, Tupaiidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 94(4): 938-947. doi:10.1644/13-MAMM-A-042.1

Woodman, N. 2013. Survival of the Less-fit: A Least Shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae, Cryptotis parvus) Survives a Separated Leg Fracture in the Wild. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(3): 735-737. doi:10.7589/2012-08-218

Woodman, Neal 2012. This shrew is a jumping mouse (Mammalia, Dipodidae): Sorex dichrurus Rafinesque, 1833 is a synonym of Zapus hudsonius (Zimmermann, 1780). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 125(3): 308-316. doi:10.2988/12-05.1

Woodman, Neal, Matson, John O., McCarthy, Timothy J., Eckerlin, Ralph P., Bulmer, Walter and Ordóñez-Garza, Nicté 2012. Distributional records of shrews (Mammalia, Soricomorpha) from northern Central America, with the first record of Sorex from Honduras. Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 80(3): 207-237.

Woodman, Neal 2012. Taxonomic status and relationships of Sorex obscurus parvidens Jackson, 1921, from California. Journal of mammalogy, 93(3): 826-838. doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-354.1

Feinstein, Sandy and Woodman, Neal 2012. Shrews, Rats, and a Polecat in the "Pardoner's Tale". In: Van Dyke, Carolynn, Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts: The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, pp.49-66.

Woodman, Neal 2011. Patterns of morphological variation among semi-fossorial shrews in the highlands of Guatemala, with the description of a new species (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163(4): 1267-1288. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00754.x

Woodman, Neal 2011. Nomenclatural notes and identification of small-eared shrews (Mammalia: genus Cryptotis) from Cobán, Guatemala, in the Natural History Museum, London. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 124(4): 249-258. doi:10.2988/11-11.1

Woodman, Neal 2010. History and dating of the publication of the Philadelphia (1822) and London (1823) editions of the Edwin James's Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains. Archives of Natural History, 37(1): 28-38. doi:10.3366/E0260954109001636

Woodman, Neal and Stephens, Ryan B. 2010. At the foot of the shrew: manus morphology distinguishes closely-related Cryptotis goodwini and Cryptotis griseoventris (Mammalia: Soricidae) in Central America. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 99(1): 118-134. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01343.x

Woodman, Neal 2010. Two new species of shrews (Soricidae) from the western highlands of Guatemala. Journal of mammalogy, 91(3): 566-579. doi:10.1644/09-MAMM-A-346.1


Complete List of Woodman's Publications and Downloadable PDFs

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