Mazama Pocket Gopher

Mazama Pocket Gopher
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Geomyidae
Genus: Thomomys
Species: T. mazama
Binomial name
Thomomys mazama
Merriam, 1897

The Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thomomys mazama, is a smooth-toothed pocket gopher restricted to the Pacific Northwest. The species ranges from coastal Washington, through Oregon, and into north-central California.

Subspecies

Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher include:

  • Thomomys mazama tacomensis - the extinct Tacoma Pocket Gopher
  • Thomomys mazama louiei - a critically endangered form from southwestern Washington. The population is estimated as less than 250 individuals.
  • Thomomys mazama couchi - a vulnerable form in the Puget Sound area.
  • Thomomys mazama pugetensis - a vulnerable form in the Puget Sound area.
  • Thomomys mazama tumuli - a vulnerable form in the Puget Sound area.
  • Thomomys mazama yelmensis - a vulnerable form in the Puget Sound area.

References

  1. ^ Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) (2008). Thomomys mazama. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 15 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  • Nowak, R. M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, Vol. 2. Johns Hopkins University Press, London.

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