Neotoma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Neotoma packrats
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neotoma A genus of very large sigmodont Murinæ peculiar to North America; the wood-rats. They have thick soft fur, a long tail either scant-haired or bushy, pointed mobile snout, large full eyes, large rounded ears, the fore feet with four perfect clawed digits and rudimentary thumb, and the hind feet five-toed. N. floridana is the common wood rat of the southern United States. It has white paws and under parts, and is nine inches in length, with a tail about six inches long. N. fuscipes is the black-footed wood-rat of California. N. ferruginea is a reddish Mexican species. N. cinerea is a very large bushy-tailed wood-rat which inhabits the Rocky Mountains and other mountains of the west.
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Usage

In literature:

The pigmy woodrat, Neotoma goldmani, its distribution and systematic position.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
The pigmy woodrat, Neotoma goldmani, its distribution and systematic position.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
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In news:

The eastern woodrat , Neotoma floridana, is the first discovery Meriwether Lewis makes of an animal species that is unknown to science.
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