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A New Subspecies of Wood Rat (Neotoma mexicana) from Colorado

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Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,589 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.9
LoC Category: QH
Downloads: 272
Added to site: 2010.02.01 26522
Genre: Science

ne specimens from the collections under their care: Denver Museum of Natural History; Biological Survey Collection, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; American Museum of Natural History; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California; Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. The drawings of the skulls were made by Victor Hogg.

Specimens examined.--Total 66, distributed as follows:

#Colorado.# Baca County: "Furnace Canyon" [= Furnish Canyon], 1 (DMNH); Regnier, 4500 ± ft., 4 (2 DMNH, 2 KU); Two Buttes Reservoir, 4200 ± ft., 5 (3 DMNH, 2 KU). Las Animas County: Fisher Peak, "about 8000 ft." [6 mi. SE Trinidad], 1 (BSC); Long Cañon (near Martinsen), 1 (BSC); Mesa de Maya, 1 (MZ); 9 mi. W jct. Purgatory [= Purgatoire] & Chaquaqua [= Chacuaco] rivers ("Red Rock Canyon," collector's field notes), 1 (MVZ); Trinchera, 6 (5 DMNH, 1 AMNH); Trinidad, 5 (BSC); 20 mi. E Walsenburg, "Huerfano Co." [probably Las Animas County], 1 (DMNH). Otero Cou



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