pocket gopher


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pocket gopher:

see gophergopher
or pocket gopher,
name for the burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, found in North America and Central America. The gopher is gray, buff, or dark brown. Its combined head and body length is 5 to 12 in.
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pocket gopher

[′päk·ət ‚gō·fər]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Habits of the pocket gopher, Geomys breviceps breviceps.
The common species associated with pocket gopher mounds in disturbed dry sand prairie were the perennials Eragrostis trichoides and Opuntia humifusa with importance values of 69.
Home range, dispersal, and survival of the Ozark pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius ozarkensis).
Distributional patterns of the four species of pocket gophers in southeastern Colorado are variously parapatric, allopatric, or sympatric.
Pocket gophers are active at all hours and in all seasons, but evidence of their digging (the mounds of dirt) is most pronounced in early spring and early fall, when soil conditions are most favorable.
The plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) is listed as special concern in Indiana.
Compared to snakes at Foxhunter's Hill, snakes at Scrappin' Valley used underground retreats other than pocket gopher burrows more frequently ([chi square] = 29.
The plains pocket gopher has been reported in north-central Texas only from Denton and Montague counties (Dalquest & Homer 1984; Davis & Schmidly 1994; Pitts et al.
Low availability of nutrients also may affect Attwater's pocket gopher (Geomys attwateri), another common herbivore in the coastal prairie of Texas.
The goal of the present study was to report effective husbandry techniques for housing Baird's pocket gopher (Geomys breviceps) that meet necessary husbandry requirements (Gannon et al.