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Thomomys mazama  Merriam, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180226

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Western 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 (Thomomys) Wied-Neuwied, 1839  
                                              SpeciesThomomys mazama Merriam, 1897 – Western Pocket Gopher  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama couchi Goldman, 1939 – Shelton pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama glacialis Dalquest and Scheffer, 1942 – Roy Prairie pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama helleri Elliot, 1903 – Goldbeach western pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama hesperus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama louiei Gardner, 1950 – Cathlamet pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama mazama Merriam, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama melanops Merriam, 1899 – Olympic pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama nasicus Merriam, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama niger Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama oregonus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama premaxillaris Grinnell, 1914  
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama pugetensis Dalquest and Scheffer, 1942 – Olympia pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama tacomensis Taylor, 1919 – Tacoma pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama tumuli Dalquest and Scheffer, 1942 – Tenino pocket gopher 
                                                 Subspecies Thomomys mazama yelmensis Merriam, 1899 – Yelm pocket gopher 
       

 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 mazama    
       
  Expert: James L. Patton  
  Notes: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720   
  Reference for: Thomomys mazama    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thomomys mazama   
       
  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 mazama   
       
  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 mazama   
       
  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 mazama, Western 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 mazama, Western 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 mazama   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Thomomys. Revised by Johnson and Benson (1960); considered a subspecies of monticola by Bailey (1915) and Hall and Kelson (1959) but geographic sympatry with monticola in N California documented by Thaeler (1968a). Subspecies listed in Hall (1981:465-467). Reviewed by Verts and Carraway (2000, Mammalian Species No. 641)  
    Status: U.S. ESA and Washington Department of Fish and Game - Candidate; IUCN - Extinct as T. m. tacomensis; Critically Endangered as T. m. louiei; Vulnerable as T. m. couchi, T. m. glacialis, T. m. pugetensis, T. m. tumuli, and T. m. yelmensis; Lower Risk (n...  
 

 

   

 
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