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Cratogeomys merriami  (Thomas, 1893)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 900162

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Pappogeomys merriami (Thomas, 1893)
    Cratogeomys oreocetes Merriam, 1895
    Cratogeomys peregrinus Merriam, 1895
    Geomys merriami Thomas, 1893
    Cratogeomys merriami merriami (Thomas, 1893)
    Cratogeomys merriami saccharalis Nelson and Goldman, 1934
  Common Name(s): Merriam's Pocket Gopher [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                        GenusCratogeomys Merriam, 1895  
                                           SpeciesCratogeomys merriami (Thomas, 1893) – Merriam's Pocket Gopher  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hafner, Mark S., Jessica E. Light, David Hafner, Sara Brant, Theresa Spradling, and James Demastes  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Cryptic species in the Mexican pocket gopher Cratogeomys merriami   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 86, no. 6   
  Page(s): 1095-1108   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: doi: 10.1644/05-MAMM-A-064R1.1   
  Reference for: Cratogeomys merriami, Merriam's Pocket Gopher [English]   
  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   
  Reference for: Cratogeomys merriami, Merriam's Pocket Gopher [English]   

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



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Pappogeomys merriami  
    Comments: Included in the castanops species-group by Russell (1968b) and close phyletic relationship to castanops and goldmani confirmed by mitochondrial DNA analyses (DeWalt et al., 1993a; Demastes et al., 2002). Polytypic; subspecies reviewed by Russell (1968b)  



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