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Thomomys talpoides  (Richardson, 1828)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180228

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Northern 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 talpoides (Richardson, 1828) – Northern Pocket Gopher  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides aequalidens Dalquest, 1942  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides agrestis Merriam, 1908  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides andersoni Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides attenuatus Hall and Montague, 1951  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides bridgeri Merriam, 1901  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides bullatus Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides caryi Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides cheyennensis Swenk, 1941  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides cognatus Johnstone, 1955  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides columbianus Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides devexus Hall and Dalquest, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides douglasii (Richardson, 1829) – Brush Prairie pocket gopher 
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides duranti Kelson, 1949  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides falcifer Grinnell, 1926  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides fisheri Merriam, 1901  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides fossor J. A. Allen, 1893  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides fuscus Merriam, 1891  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides gracilis Durrant, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides immunis Hall and Dalquest, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides incensus Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides kaibabensis Goldman, 1938  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides kelloggi Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides levis Goldman, 1938  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides limosus Merriam, 1901  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides loringi Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides macrotis Miller, 1930 – Douglas County pocket gopher 
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides medius Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides meritus Hall, 1951  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides monoensis Huey, 1934  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides moorei Goldman, 1938  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides nebulosus Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides ocius Merriam, 1901  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides oquirrhensis Durrant, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides parowanensis Goldman, 1938  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides pierreicolus Swenk, 1941  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides pryori Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides quadratus Merriam, 1897  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides ravus Durrant, 1946  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides relicinus Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides retrorsus Hall, 1951  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides rostralis Hall and Montague, 1951  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides rufescens Wied-Neuwied, 1839  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides saturatus Bailey, 1914  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides segregatus Johnstone, 1955  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides shawi Taylor, 1921  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides talpoides (Richardson, 1828)  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides taylori Hooper, 1940  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides tenellus Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides trivialis Goldman, 1939  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides uinta Merriam, 1901  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides wallowa Hall and Orr, 1933  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides wasatchensis Durrant, 1946  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides whitmani Drake and Booth, 1952  
                                                 SubspeciesThomomys talpoides yakimensis Hall and Dalquest, 1939  
       

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

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable as T. t. douglasii, Lower Risk (nt) as T. t. limosus and T. t. segregatus, otherwise Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Thomomys. Formerly included idahoensis and clusius; see Thaeler (1972) and Thaeler and Hinesley (1979). Partial revision by V. E. Bailey (1915) and Thaeler (1985). The considerable degree of chromosomal differentiation among geographic representatives of this form (Thaeler, 1985) suggests that more than one biological species is currently included under the name talpoides. Reviewed by Verts and Carraway (1999, Mammalian Species No. 618) who included pygmaeus, here considered a subs...  
 

 

   


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