Neotoma anthonyi Allen, 1898:151

Anthony’s wood-rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Neotoma bryanti anthonyi Allen, 1898:151


Conservation Status


Last record: 1910 or 1926

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Predation by feral cats is believed to have driven this endemic insular species extinct (Donlan et al., 2000).



Isla Todos Santos, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Allen, J. A. (1898). Descriptions of new mammals from western Mexico and Lower California. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 10: 143-158.


Other references:

Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T. and Castro-Arellano, I. (2008). Neotoma anthonyi. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 13 June 2011.

Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Castro-Arellano, I. 2018. Neotoma bryanti ssp. anthonyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T14576A124171511. Accessed on 04 July 2022.

Cortés-Calva, Patricia, Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Yensen, Eric. (2001). Neotoma anthonyi. Mammalian Species 663: 1-3, 3 figs.

Donlan, CJ; Tershy, B. R.; Keitt, B. S.; Wood, B.; Sanchez, J. A.; Weinstein, A.; Croll, D. A. and Alguilar, J. L. (2000). Island conservation action in northwest Mexico, pp. 330-338. In: Browne, D. H.; Chaney, H. and Mitchell, K. (eds.). Proceedings of the Fifth California Islands Symposium. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.143-0.277 kg estimate]

Goldman, E. A. (1932). Review of woodrats of Neotoma lepida group. Journal of Mammalogy, 13: 59-67.

Mascarello, J. T. (1978). Chromosomal, biochemical, mensural, penile, and cranial variation in desert woodrats (Neotoma lepida). Journal of Mammalogy 59: 477-495.

Mellink, E. (1992). The status of Neotoma anthonyi (Rodentia, Muridae, Cricetinae) of Todos Santos Islands, Baja California, Mexico. Bulletin of the Southern Academy of Sciences 9: 137-140.

Patton, James L. et al. (2007). The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group. University of California publications in zoology 135: xx + 450 pp.

Patton, J.L., Huckaby, D.G. and Alvarez- Castaneda, S.T. 2014. Evolutionary history and a systematic revision of woodrats of the Neotoma lepida group. Zoology: 1-472.


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