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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Mammals

Tarsius bancanus
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    Neal Woodman
    Curator (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1278
  • Fax: (202)357-1932
  • E-mail: woodmann[at]si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 111
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0111
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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Staff Profile

Education

Ph.D. (Systematics and Ecology): University of Kansas, 1992
M.Phil. (Systematics and Ecology): University of Kansas, 1986
M.S. (Geology): University of Iowa, 1982
B.A. (Geology): Earlham College, 1980

Research Interests

Taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, and biogeography of mammals, with a focus on shrews and bats; membership and community structure of tropical mammalian faunas.

Recent Publications

Woodman, Neal and Timm, Robert M. 2017. A new species of small-eared shrew in the Cryptotis thomasi species group from Costa Rica (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae). Mammal Research, 62(1): 89-101. doi:10.1007/s13364-016-0289-6

Sargis, Eric J., Woodman, Neal, Morningstar, Natalie C., Bell, Tiffany N. and Olson, Link E. 2017. Skeletal variation and taxonomic boundaries among mainland and island populations of the common treeshrew (Mammalia: Scandentia: Tupaiidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 120(2): 286-312. doi:10.1111/bij.12876

Woodman, Neal 2017. There are multiple editions of the first volume of Benjamin Silliman's American Journal of Science-and why it matters. Sherbornia, 4(2): 9-21.

Woodman, Neal and Mead, James G. 2017. Rafinesque's Sicilian whale, Balena gastrytis. Archives of Natural History, 44(2): 229-240. doi:10.3366/anh.2017.0446

Woodman, Neal 2017. Rediscovery of the type series of the Sacred Shrew, Sorex religiosus I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826, with additional notes on mummified shrews of ancient Egypt (Mammalia: Soricidae). Zootaxa, 4341(1): 1-24. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4341.1.1

Woodman, Neal 2016. Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals. Archives of Natural History, 43(1): 95-108. doi:10.3366/anh.2016.0349

Woodman, Neal and Fisher, Robert D. 2016. Identification and distribution of the Olympic Shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae), Sorex rohweri Rausch et al., 2007 in Oregon and Washington, based on USNM specimens. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, : 84-102. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-129.Q2.84

Woodman, Neal and Stabile, Frank A. 2015. Functional skeletal morphology and its implications for locomotory behavior among three genera of myosoricine shrews (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae). Journal of Morphology, 276(5): 550-563. doi:10.1002/jmor.20365

Woodman, Neal and Stabile, Frank A. 2015. Variation in the myosoricine hand skeleton and its implications for locomotory behavior (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae). Journal of mammalogy, 96(1): 159-171. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyu017

Woodman, Neal 2015. Who invented the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)? On the authorship of the fraudulent 1812 journal of Charles Le Raye. Archives of Natural History, 42(1): 39-50. doi:10.3366/anh.2015.0277

Shaughnessy, Michael J., Jr. and Woodman, Neal 2015. New records of Merriam’s Shrew (Sorex merriami) from western North Dakota. Check List: The Journal of Biodiversity Data, 11(3): 1-4. doi:10.15560/11.3.1623

Woodman, Neal 2015. Rafinesque's names for western American mammals, including the earliest scientific name for the coyote ( Canis latrans Say, 1822), based on the apocryphal journal of Charles Le Raye. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 128(1): 63-79. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-128.1.63

Quiroga-Carmona, Marcial and Woodman, Neal 2015. A new species of Cryptotis (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Soricidae) from the Sierra de Perijá, Venezuelan-Colombian Andes. Journal of mammalogy, 96(4): 800-809. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyv085

Woodman, Neal 2015. Shippingport, Kentucky, is the type locality for the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus (Rafinesque, 1818) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Cricetidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 128(2): 152-163. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-128.2.152

He, Kai, Woodman, Neal, Boaglio, Sean, Roberts, Mariel, Supekar, Sunjana and Maldonado, Jesús E. 2015. Molecular Phylogeny Supports Repeated Adaptation to Burrowing within Small-Eared Shrews Genus of Cryptotis (Eulipotyphla, Soricidae). PloS One, 10(10): 1-13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140280

Woodman, Neal 2015. On the original description of the Sacred Shrew, Sorex religiosa I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826 [nec 1827] (Mammalia: Soricidae). Bionomina, 9(1): 50 doi:10.11646/bionomina.9.1.5

Woodman, Neal 2015. Morphological Variation among Broad-Clawed Shrews (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae: Cryptotis Pomel, 1848) from Highlands of Western Honduras, with Descriptions of Three New Cryptic Species. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 83(2): 95-119. doi:10.2992/007.083.0203

Matson, John O., Ordonez-Garza, Nicte, Woodman, Neal, Bulmer, Walter, Eckerlin, Ralph P. and Hanson, J. Delton 2014. Small Mammals from the Chelemha Cloud Forest Reserve, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. The Southwestern Naturalist, 59(2): 258-262. doi:10.1894/F14-TAL-60.1

Woodman, Neal and Gaffney, Sarah A. 2014. Can they dig it? Functional morphology and semifossoriality among small-eared shrews, genus Cryptotis (Mammalia, Soricidae). Journal of Morphology, 275(7): 745-759. doi:10.1002/jmor.20254

Sargis, Eric J., Woodman, Neal, Morningstar, Natalie C., Reese, Aspen T. and Olson, Link E. 2014. Island history affects faunal composition: the treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia: Tupaiidae) from the Mentawai and Batu Islands, Indonesia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 111(2): 290-304. doi:10.1111/bij.12195

Guevara, Lázaro, Sánchez-Cordero, Víctor, León-Paniagua, Livia and Woodman, Neal 2014. A new species of small-eared shrew (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Cryptotis) from the Lacandona rain forest, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4): 739-753. doi:10.1644/14-MAMM-A-018


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