Big-eared woodrat Article

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Big-eared woodrat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Neotoma
N. macrotis
Binomial name
Neotoma macrotis
Thomas, 1893

The big-eared woodrat (Neotoma macrotis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. [2] A study of the species found the "Bear Canyon" virus, a mammarenavirus, traditionally associated with the California mouse, is actually passed by the big-eared woodrat before host-jumping to the California mouse. [3]


  1. ^ Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Lacher, T. 2016. Neotoma macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14597A22370553. Downloaded on 04 October 2017.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1057. ISBN  978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC  62265494.
  3. ^ Cajimat, M. N. B.; Milazzo, M. L.; Hess, B. D.; Rood, M. P.; Fulhorst, C. F. (2007-10-25). "Principal host relationships and evolutionary history of the North American arenaviruses". Virology. 367 (2): 235–243. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2007.05.031. PMC  2323605. PMID  17624390.