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Geomys bursarius  (Shaw, 1800)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180216

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Plains Pocket Gopher [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderCastorimorpha A. E. Wood, 1955  
                                     FamilyGeomyidae Bonaparte, 1845 – Pocket Gophers  
                                        GenusGeomys Rafinesque, 1817 – Eastern Pocket Gophers  
                                           SpeciesGeomys bursarius (Shaw, 1800) – Plains Pocket Gopher  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius bursarius (Shaw, 1800)  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius illinoensis Komarek and Spencer, 1931  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius industrius Villa and Hall, 1947  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius major Davis, 1940  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius majusculus Swenk, 1939  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius missouriensis McLaughlin, 1958  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius ozarkensis Elrod, Zimmerman, Sudman and Heidt, 2000  
                                              Subspecies Geomys bursarius wisconsinensis Jackson, 1957  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius    
       
  Expert: James L. Patton  
  Notes: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720   
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Connior, Matthew B.  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Geomys bursarius (Rodentia: Geomyidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, vol. 43, issue 1; no. 879   
  Page(s): 104-117   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1545-1410   
  Notes: doi: 10.1644/879.1 ; print ISSN 0076-3519   
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius, Plains Pocket Gopher [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius, Plains Pocket Gopher [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius, Plains Pocket Gopher [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Geomys bursarius   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Revised by Merriam (1895a) and, in part, by Honeycutt and Schmidly (1979) and by Heaney and Timm (1983a), who considered lutescens a valid species (see also Heaney and Timm, 1985; Jolley et al., 2000). Burns et al. (1985), Sudman et al (1987), and Elrod et al. (2000) listed lutescens as a subspecies of bursarius, which is followed here. Elrod et al. (2000) mapped the ranges of all subspecies recognized by Hall (1981)  
 

 

   

 
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