Round-tailed Muskrat

Round-tailed Muskrat
Round-tailed Muskrat
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene - Recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Neofibrini
Genus: Neofiber
True, 1884
Species: N. alleni
Binomial name
Neofiber alleni
True, 1884

The Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, sometimes called the Florida water rat.[2] It is the only species in the genus Neofiber. It is found only in the southeastern United States. Its natural habitat is swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Jackson, D.R., Bergstrom, B. & Hammerson, G.) (2008). Neofiber alleni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 Jule 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ "Florida water rat", Encyclopædia Britannica online, retrieved August 14, 2008


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Round-tailed muskrat, Field Guide to the Rare Animals of Florida

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