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Featured Species | Key Largo Woodrat (04:57)

Host: Sarah Leon with Sandra Sneckenberger

Key Largo Woodrat (click to view larger)
Key Largo woodrat
Photo credit: Clayton Degayner


Status: Endangered/ Listed on August 31, 1984
Scientific Name: Neotoma floridana smalli
Description: The Key Largo woodrat resides in tropical hardwood hammocks on Key Largo. This small endemic rodent once ranged throughout all of Key Largo, but today is limited to the northernmost portions.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011