Neotoma insularis

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Neotoma insularis
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Neotoma
N. insularis
Binomial name
Neotoma insularis

Neotoma insularis, the Angel de la Guarda woodrat,[3] is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[1] It is found in the Mexican state of Baja California on Angel de la Guarda Island.[1][4]


This species is described as being of medium body size with a relatively short tail.[5]


This species, initially described as such by Townsend in 1912, was listed as a subspecies of Neotoma lepida by Burt in 1932.[4][5] Patton et al. (2008) revised the systematic position of Neotoma lepida and found it to be a species complex, with N. l. insularis being readily distinct from N. lepida, by means of mtDNA phylogeny and various morphological attributes, therefore reverting this population to its initial status as a species, as described by Townsend.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Patton, J.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. (2017). "Neotoma insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T116989038A119112253. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T116989038A119112253.en.
  2. ^ Townsend, Charles H. (1912). "Mammals Collected by the 'Albatross' Expedition in Lower California in 1911, with Descriptions of New Species" (PDF). 31 (13). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: 125. Retrieved 24 January 2023. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Neotoma insularis". ASM Mammal Diversity Database. American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  4. ^ a b Verts, B. J.; Carraway, Leslie N. (2002). ""Neotoma lepida"". Journal of Mammalogy. Mammalian Species. 699 (6): 1–12. doi:10.1644/1545-1410(2002)699<0001:NL>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Patton, J.L.; Huckaby, D.G.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. (2008). "The evolutionary history and a systematic revision of woodrats of the Neotoma lepida group". University of California Publications in Zoology. 135: 1–411. ISBN 978-0-520-09866-4.