Southern pocket gopher
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Geomyidae
Species : Thomomys umbrinus
The Southern 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
CountriesMexico and United States
Facts about the southern pocket gopher
1988: As a species the southern pocket gopher is widespread and locally common, but the status of individual subspecies may be imprecisely known (NMDGF, 1988) *01*.
Distribution Comments on Distribution 1988: As a species the southern pocket gopher is widespread and locally common, but the status of individual subspecies may be imprecisely known
New Mexico: Southern pocket gophers are found only in the Animas Mts.
Southern Pocket Gopher is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.
The Guadalupe southern pocket gopher is also likely present.
Thomomys umbrinus is limited(see comment below) to the higher timbered parts of the Animas Mountains in Hidalgo County.
The Southern Pocket Gopher is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)More animals beginning with S