IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Brief Summary

Read full entry

Description

Arizona Woodrats (or Packrats) typically have litters of two young, which can be born at any time of the year. Newborns weigh about 10 g. Their eyes open when they are not quite two weeks old, and they are weaned at three weeks. By the time they are three months old, females are mature. Adults have large, petal-like ears, relatively long, soft fur, and a moderately bushy tail, and usually molt once a year, in mid-summer. Arizona Woodrats have a somewhat limited distribution near tributaries of the Colorado River, bordered by the Grand Canyon in the north. The larger, White-throated Woodrat shares its range, forcing the Arizona Woodrat to occupy marginal locations.

Links:
Mammal Species of the World

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Smithsonian Institution

Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!