Botta's pocket gopher

Botta's pocket gopher

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Geomyidae
Species : Thomomys bottae

 

The Botta's pocket gopher is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
Botta's pocket gopher

Adult weight : 0.116 kg (0.2552 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Female maturity :319 days

Male maturity : 319 days

Gestation : 19 days

Weaning : 38 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.143 kg (0.3146 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the Botta's pocket gopher

1990: Botta's pocket gopher is found in the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge (Maxwell NWR, 1990) *14*.

1997: Botta's pocket gophers are permanent residents commonly seen in the summer in Rio Puerco (Iskra, 1997) *59*.

Botta's Pocket Gopher is solitary , living one to the burrow, and often fights if it meets another.

Botta's Pocket Gopher is tan to medium brown and often the color of the local soil.

FlNm=thombott Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Botta's pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, is one of three species of pocket gopher (along with the northern pocket gopher and the Idaho pocket gopher) native to .

fun facts Botta's Pocket Gophers are very important

Southwestern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae) is found in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge *15*.

SPECIFIC HABITAT REQUIREMENTS Feeding: Botta's pocket gophers are herbivorous.

The Botta's pocket gopher is primarily in well-developed soils of warm valleys in southern Colorado.

Botta's Pocket Gopher or Thomomys bottae is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern . (Full text)

Bottas (Thomomys bottae) is found throughout the Southwest but is restricted to the southwest corner of Oregon. (Full text)

Botta's pocket gopher is common throughout much of Utah, and its range extends throughout the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. (Full text)

Botta's pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, is one of three species of pocket gopher (along with the northern pocket gopher and the Idaho pocket gopher) native to Utah. (Full text)

Botta's Pocket GopherBotta’s pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, is found in southeastern and western North America and western Central America. (Full text)

Description: Botta's pocket gophers are small and vary widely in color and size. (Full text)

description, Botta's Pocket Gopher is tan to medium brown and often the color of the local soil. (Full text)

The Botta's Pocket Gopher is known to eat grass roots and other greens. (Full text)

The northern pocket gopher usually is dark-colored with a whitish chin and belly whereas the Botta's pocket gopher is often reddish-brown with a blackish chin and reddish belly. (Full text)

The Botta's Pocket Gopher is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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