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
CountriesMexico and United States
Desert pocket gopher habitatsDesert and Hot Desert
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