closely with the Appalachian Mountains, is thought to occur north of the Tennessee River to southern Indiana and southern Ohio northward to southeastern New York (Johnson et al. Search ADS Castleberry. 1997). woodrat, and several rare plant species), and others found only in low elevation cliffs/rock outcrop habitat (e.g. The elevation limit for each of these species varies, but clearly there is a

Distribution and status Eastern woodrats occur across much of the southeastern and … The unglaciated southern Appalachians served as a late Pleistocene refugium for N. magister (Birney 1973b; Guilday et al.

West Virginia We spent a night at Canaan Village, right in the middle of Appalachian Cottontail habitat. Molecular Ecology . 9: 824 – 826. Crossref. §§70-1-206, 70-8-104, 70-8-106 and 70-8-107 There are records of Southern Appalachian eastern woodrat from Polk County, as well as counties surrounding Polk. We considered the Southern Appalachian region as the portions of the Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, and Allegheny and Cumberland plateaus in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (Fenneman 1938). southern Appalachian woodrat, spotted skunk, crevice and Southern zigzag salamanders). Forest/Woodland Central and Southern Appalachian Montane Oak Forest Forest/Woodland Central and Southern Appalachian Northern Hardwood Forest Forest/Woodland Central and Southern Appalachian Spruce-Fir Forest Forest/Woodland Central Appalachian Alkaline Glade and Woodland Forest/Woodland Central Appalachian Oak and Pine Forest Forest/Woodland Central Appalachian Pine-Oak Rocky … 1964) ... Microsatellite DNA markers for the study of Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) populations and cross-species amplification in the genus Neotoma. Google Scholar. Southern Appalachian Woodrat Neotoma floridana haematoreia Eastern Woodrat Neotoma floridana illinoensis Allegheny Woodrat Neotoma magister Hairy-tailed Mole Parascalops breweri Long-tailed Shrew Sorex dispar American Water Shrew Sorex palustris Southern Bog Lemming Synaptomys cooperi Authority: T.C.A. The Allegheny woodrat is a medium-sized rodent almost indistinguishable from the closely related eastern woodrat, although slightly larger on average, and often with longer whiskers. Wandering through the former haunts of the Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York State, one might easily imagine that this landscape is largely unchanged from what it was 100 years ago.Massive chestnut oaks (Quercus prinus) protrude from rocky hillsides and steep talus slopes conceal complex systems of fissures and galleries beneath. The Southern Appalachian region has been defined differently by vari-ous authors (Brooks 1971, Redington 1978).
Adults typically range from 31 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in) in total length, including a tail measuring 15 to 21 cm (5.9 to 8.3 in). S. B. T. L. Wood. Those who think they have seen eastern woodrats in Polk County can send photos, questions or comments to Pam Torlina at Conserving Carolina by phone at 828-697-5777, ext. King.