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Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Cricetidae
Subfamily Neotominae
Genus Neotoma


Neotoma "lepida" Thomas 1893—Desert WoodratRegional Pleistocene distribution of Neotoma "lepida"

Messing (1986) listed Neotoma lepida from Jimenez Cave in Chihuahua, Mexico. Since that time, a number of changes in our understanding of western woodrats has occurred, and the material needs to be restudied. In the meantime, the taxon is recorded here as N. "lepida" with the understanding that the taxon quite likely doesn't fit with the current understanding of N. lepida.


Mid/Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Jimenez Cave (Messing 1986).

Literature. Messing 1986.


Neotoma lepida Thomas 1893—Desert WoodratRegional Pleistocene distribution of Neotoma lepida

Also see the remarks in the N. devia/lepida account.


?Irvingtonian/Rancholabrean: Archer (Jefferson 2014); Emery Borrow Pit (Jefferson 1991b).

Rancholabrean: Bitter Springs Playa (Jefferson 2014: cf.); Cool Water Coal Gasification Solid Waste Site (Jefferson 1991b); Spotted Ridge (Jefferson et al. 2015); Tule Springs (Springer et al. 2005: cf.).

Rancholabrean/?Early Holocene: Mitchell Caverns (Jefferson 1991b: cf.).

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Schultz 1937).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Diamond Valley (Springer et al. 2009); Glendale (Jefferson et al. 2015); Pintwater Cave (Hockett 2000).

Late Wisconsin: Antelope Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, Bell, and Pitzer 1991); Mercury Ridge (Jefferson et al. 2015); Mountain View Country Club (Jefferson 2014: cf.); South Crest Midden, Sheep Range (Jefferson et al. 2015).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Calico Lakes (Jefferson 1991b); Kokoweef Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991); Luz Solar Trough (Jefferson 1991b): Newberry Cave (Jefferson 1991b); Solar One (Jefferson 1991b).

Literature. Hockett 2000; Jefferson 1991b, 2014; Jefferson et al. 2015; Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991; Reynolds, Reynolds, Bell, and Pitzer 1991; Schultz 1937; Springer et al. 2005, 2009.


Last Update: 13 May 2015