Western pocket gopher

Western pocket gopher

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


The Mazama pocket gopher, western 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

United States
Western pocket gopher habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland
Some facts about the
Western pocket gopher

Adult weight : 0.075 kg (0.165 lbs)

Gestation : 30 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

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Facts about the western pocket gopher

" The Western pocket gopher is a chunky, toothy, rat-sized burrower that spends much of its time underground.

All other western pocket gophers are very similar, distinguishable mainly by range.

Habitat and Ecology Western pocket gophers are primarily fossorial, spending much of their lives underground.

html College Research on Native Americans: Physical Attributes Thomomys Mazama or more commonly Western Pocket Gopher is infamous for strategically referred to, as disassembling gardens.

Mazama Pocket Gopher (Thomomys mazama) Mazama (or Western) Pocket gophers are rodents that spend most of their lives underground, and are particularly well-adapted for burrowing.

Mazama Pocket Gopher or Thomomys mazama is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Near Threatened .

Mazama Pocket Gopher The Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama) is a regional endemic found only in western Washington, western Oregon and northern California.

Similar Species While all western pocket gophers are similar, Botta’s Pocket Gopher in Arizona has more white spots under chin; Camas and Townsend’s pocket gophers are larger; and Western and Mountain pocket gophers have longer, more pointed ears.

SPECIFIC HABITAT REQUIREMENTS Feeding: Western pocket gophers are herbivorous.

USFWS Refuges on which the Tacoma western pocket gopher is reported.

Western pocket gophers are rodents found in North

Range Map Specific Habitat Requirements Feeding: Western pocket gophers are herbivorous. (Full text)

The Western Pocket Gopher is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Habitat Western pocket gophers are found in western Washington and Oregon, and south into northern California. (Full text)

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