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Division of Mammals

Tarsius bancanus
bar Neal Woodman
    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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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

Stephens, Ryan B., Burke, Christopher B., Woodman, Neal, Poland, Lily B. and Rowe, Rebecca J. 2018. Skeletal injuries in small mammals: a multispecies assessment of prevalence and location. Journal of mammalogy, 99(2): 486-497. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyy020

Baird, Amy B., Mccarthy, Timothy J., Trujillo, Robert G., Kang, Yuan Yuan, Esmaei-Liyan, Mehdi, Valdez, Joselyn, Woodman, Neal and Bickham, John W. 2018. Molecular systematics and biodiversity of the Cryptotis mexicanus group (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae): two new species from Honduras supported. Systematics and Biodiversity, 16(2): 108-117. doi:10.1080/14772000.2017.1333539

Woodman, Neal 2018. Rediscovery of the type series of the Acadian Masked Shrew, Sorex acadicus Gilpin, 1865 (Mammalia: Soricidae), with the designation of a neotype and a reevaluation of its taxonomic status. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 131(1): 111-131. doi:10.2988/17-00022

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

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, Koch, C. and Hutterer, R. 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 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.

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 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. 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. 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

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

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

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. 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. 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

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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