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Thomomys bottae  (Eydoux and Gervais, 1836)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180222

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Tuza de Botta [Spanish]
 
    Botta's 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  
                                        GenusThomomys Wied-Neuwied, 1839 – Smooth-toothed Pocket Gophers, Western Pocket Gophers  
                                           SubgenusThomomys (Megascapheus) Elliot, 1903  
                                              SpeciesThomomys bottae (Eydoux and Gervais, 1836) – Tuza de Botta, Botta's Pocket Gopher  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae abbotti Huey, 1928  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae abstrusus Hall and Davis, 1935 – Fish Spring pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae actuosus Kelson, 1951  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae albatus Grinnell, 1912  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae albicaudatus Hall, 1930  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae alexandrae Goldman, 1933  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae alpinus Merriam, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae alticolus J. A. Allen, 1899  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae analogus Goldman, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae angustidens Baker, 1953  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae anitae J. A. Allen, 1898  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae aphrastus Elliot, 1903  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae aureiventris Hall, 1930  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae aureus J. A. Allen, 1893  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae awahnee Merriam, 1908  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae baileyi Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae basilicae Benson and Tillotson, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae birdseyei Goldman, 1937  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae bonnevillei Durrant, 1946 – Bonneville southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae borjasensis Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae bottae (Eydoux and Gervais, 1836)  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae brazierhowelli Huey, 1960  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae brevidens Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae cactophilus Huey, 1929  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae camoae Burt, 1937  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae canus Bailey, 1910  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae catalinae Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae catavinensis Huey, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae centralis Hall, 1930  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae cervinus J. A. Allen, 1895  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae chrysonotus Grinnell, 1912  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae cinereus Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae collis Hooper, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae concisor Hall and Davis, 1935  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae confinalis Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae connectens Hall, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae contractus Durrant, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae convergens Nelson and Goldman, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae convexus Durrant, 1939 – Clear Lake pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae cultellus Kelson, 1951  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae cunicularius Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae curtatus Hall, 1932 – San Antonio pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae depressus Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae desertorum Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae detumidus Grinnell, 1935 – Pistol River pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae dissimilis Goldman, 1931 – Mount Ellen pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae divergens Nelson and Goldman, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae estanciae Benson and Tillotson, 1939  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae fulvus Woodhouse, 1852  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae fumosus Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae guadalupensis Goldman, 1936 – Guadalupe southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae homorus Huey, 1949  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae howelli Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae humilis Baker, 1953  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae internatus Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae jojobae Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae juarezensis Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae lachuguilla Bailey, 1902  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae lacrymalis Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae laticeps Baird, 1855  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae latus Hall and Davis, 1935  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae lenis Goldman, 1942  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae leucodon Merriam, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae levidensis Goldman, 1942  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae limitaris Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae limpiae Blair, 1939 – Limpia southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae lucidus Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae lucrificus Hall and Durham, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae martirensis J. A. Allen, 1898  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae mearnsi Bailey, 1914 – Mearns' southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae mewa Merriam, 1908  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae minimus Durrant, 1939 – Stansbury Island pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae modicus Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae morulus Hooper, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae nanus Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae navus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae nesophilus Durrant, 1936 – Antelope Island pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae nigricans Rhoads, 1895  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae operarius Merriam, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae optabilis Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae opulentus Goldman, 1935  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae osgoodi Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae paguatae Hooper, 1940 – Cebolleta southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pascalis Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pectoralis Goldman, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae peramplus Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae perditus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae perpallidus Merriam, 1886  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pervagus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pervarius Goldman, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae phelleoecus Burt, 1933  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pinalensis Goldman, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae planirostris Burt, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae planorum Hooper, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae powelli Durrant, 1955 – Salt Gulch pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae proximarinus Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae pusillus Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae retractus Baker, 1953  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae rhizophagus Huey, 1949  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae riparius Grinnell and Hill, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae robustus Durrant, 1946 – Skull Valley pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae rubidus Youngman, 1958  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae ruidosae Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae rupestris Chattin, 1941  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae ruricola Huey, 1949  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae russeolus Nelson and Goldman, 1909  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae saxatilis Grinnell, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae scotophilus Davis, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae sevieri Durrant, 1946 – Swasey Spring pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae siccovallis Huey, 1945  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae simulus Nelson and Goldman, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae sinaloae Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae solitarius Grinnell, 1926  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae spatiosus Goldman, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae stansburyi Durrant, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae sturgisi Goldman, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae subsimilis Goldman, 1933 – Harquahala southern pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae texensis Bailey, 1902 – Limpia Creek pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae tivius Durrant, 1937  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae toltecus J. A. Allen, 1893  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae tularosae Hall, 1932  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae vanrosseni Huey, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae varus Hall and Long, 1960  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae vescus Hall and Davis, 1935  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae villai Baker, 1953  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae wahwahensis Durrant, 1937  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae winthropi Nelson and Goldman, 1934  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys bottae xerophilus Huey, 1945  
       

 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: Thomomys bottae    
       
  Expert: James L. Patton  
  Notes: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720   
  Reference for: Thomomys bottae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Tuza de Botta[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thomomys bottae   
       
  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: Thomomys bottae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hafner, Mark S., Amber R. Gates, Verity L. Mathis, James W. Demastes, and David J. Hafner  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Redescription of the pocket gopher Thomomys atrovarius from the Pacific coast of mainland Mexico   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 92, no. 6   
  Page(s): 1367-1382   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: doi: 10.1644/10-MAMM-A-285.1   
  Reference for: Thomomys bottae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Trujano-Alvarez, Ana Lilia, and Sergio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda  
  Publication Date: 2007   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic revision of Thomomys bottae in the Baja California Sur lowlands   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 88, no. 2   
  Page(s): 343-350   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: doi: 10.1644/05-MAMM-A-291R3.1   
  Reference for: Thomomys bottae   
       
  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: Thomomys bottae   
       
  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: Thomomys bottae, Botta's 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: Thomomys bottae, Botta's 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: Thomomys bottae   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Megascapheus. The taxonomic history of this, and related species has been contentious. Hall and Kelson (1959) included bottae within umbrinus but considered baileyi and townsendii as separate species, but Hall (1981) included all four of these taxa within his concept of umbrinus. Anderson (1966, 1972), Hoffmeister (1969, 1986), and Patton and co-workers (Patton, 1973; Patton and Dingman, 1968; Patton and Smith, 1981) considered bottae (including baileyi) separate from umbrinus. Tha...  
 

 

   

 
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