Neotoma mexicana (Mexican Woodrat)
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Habitat: Rock areas and rocky canyons in the Piñon-Juniper Mesa physiognomic region.

Habits: The Mexican Woodrat is a rock-dwelling or saxicolous species. It is primarily solitary and active the year around. Like other woodrats, this species is mainly herbivorous and constructs nests of sticks and other materials. Toilet areas or “middens” are placed near the nest. This animal often is known as the pack rat due to its habit of collecting various items, including man-made articles.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

For more information, view the Mammalian Species account for this species.

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