Desert pocket gopher
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Geomyidae
Species : Geomys arenarius
The Desert pocket gopher is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Facts about the desert pocket gopher
(Frey, 1999) *27* "Geomys arenarius is isolated in sandy or loamy soils of the White Sands area.
1996: The full species, Geomys arenarius is expected, though not documented on the San Andres NWR, NM (Wiesenberger, 1996) *50*.
arenarius (Desert Pocket Gopher) is now synonomized under G.
GOPHERS, SQUIRRELS, AND OTHER MAMMALS: The desert pocket gopher is common both in the desert scrubland and interdune flats while the yellow-faced pocket gopher makes a rare appearance in the desert scrubland of the Monument.
html White Sands National Monument - Nature & Science: The desert pocket gopher is common both in the desert scrubland and interdune flats while the yellow-faced pocket gopher makes a rare appearance in the desert .
Justification The assignment of the desert pocket gopher is based on the restricted distribution of the population.More animals beginning with D