The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Neotoma pygmaea Harris, 1984

Pygmy woodrat, Pygmy pack rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UTEP 1-1230

Type locality: Lost Valley Site (UTEP Loc. l), Dry Cave, Eddy Co., New Mexico.






Original scientific description:

Harris, Arthur H. (1984). Two New Species of Late Pleistocene Woodrats (Cricetidae: Neotoma) from New Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy 65(4): 560-566. [Abstract]


Other references:

Harris, Arthur H. (1987). Reconstruction of Mid Wisconsin Environments in Southern New Mexico. National Geographic Research 3(2): 142-151.

Harris, Arthur H. (1993). Quaternary vertebrates of New Mexico, pp. 179-197. In: Vertebrate Paleontology in New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 2: i-vii, 1-338.


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