Pocket gophers

Pocket gophers

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Geomyidae


Animals in the family Geomyidae

Plains pocket gopher
Facts about the family Geomyidae, the pocket gophers

Geomyidae is the latin name for the Pocket Gopher, the Official Mascot of Minnesota.

One objective in controlling damage caused by pocket gophers is to reduce the population to a level where losses could be tolerated.

Pocket gophers are a staple in the diet of many predators.

Pocket gophers are at home underground and full of bravado for their small size (7/28/96)Las Cruces Sun-News IndexArticle headline: Pocket gophers are at home underground and full of bravado for their small sizeDate of article: 7/28/96Page, section, column: 3C4Subject: WILDLIVES (SUSAN J.

Pocket Gophers are deadly-

Pocket gophers are thick bodied rodents five to seven inches long with a short sparsely haired tail, wide head, very small eyes and ears, strongly clawed front feet which are well suited for digging.

Pocket Gophers Pocket gophers are burrowing rodents that get their name from the fur-lined external cheek pouches, or pockets, they use for carrying food and nesting materials.

Pocket Gophers Pocket Gophers are rodents

poisoning pocket gophers is illegal in Florida

The most widely used, and thought to be the most effective, toxicant for pocket gophers is strychnine alkaloid (0.

Underground baiting of pocket gophers is of minimal hazard to other wildlife that might consume bait or eat poisoned gophers.

The evolutionary history of Geomyidae is based on fossils of nine extinct genera found only in North American sediments from the Early Oligocene Epoch (33. (Full text)

AbstractThe phylogeny for all 122 species and subspecies of chewing lice of the genera Geomydoecus and Thomomydoecus (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) hosted by pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae) is estimated by a cladistic analysis of fifty-eight morphological characters obtained from adults and first instars. (Full text)

The evolutionary history of Geomyidae is based on fossils . (Full text)

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HabitatPocket gophers are found throughout the Sonoran Desert region where there are easily dug soils, such as those in riparian areas, washes, farms, mesquite bosques and golf courses. (Full text)

Four species of pocket gophers are found in Colorado. (Full text)

Space the burrows at 20- to 30-foot intervals in areas of infestation (burrow spacing is dependent on gopher densities and species involved; usual spacing for the northern and Botta's pocket gophers is 20 to 25 feet and 25 to 30 feet for the plains and yellow-faced pocket gophers). (Full text)

IDENTIFICATION Five species of pocket gophers are found in California, with Botta's pocket (Full text)

Food: The food of plains pocket gophers is entirely vegetable matter consisting of grasses and forbs, roots and underground stems. (Full text)

The best thing I have seen take care of pocket gophers is a machine that makes little runs under the ground with poison in them. (Full text)

As a morphologic control, we compared the genetic results to changes in toothrow length, which in pocket gophers is a conservative indicator of differences between subspecies (9). (Full text)

Pocket gophers are named for their fur-lined pouches located on the outside of their mouths. (Full text)

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