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Biology of Wood Rats as Cave Dwellers and Collectors

Robert B. Finley Jr.

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Wood rats, genus Neotoma, are terrestrial rodents of the family Muridae. This chapter describes the basic ecology of bushytailed wood rats, Neotoma cinerea, and how they leave evidence of their ... More


Fossil Wood Rats of Porcupine Cave: Tectonic or Climatic Controls?

Charles A. Repenning

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the criteria used to identify fossil specimens of wood rats from Porcupine Cave. More than 2,500 specimens, mostly isolated teeth, of Neotoma were examined from there. Modern ... More


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