Geomys

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Geomys
Temporal range: Late Miocene - Recent
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Geomys bursarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Geomyoidea
Family: Geomyidae
Genus: Geomys
Rafinesque, 1817
Species

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The genus Geomys contains nine species of pocket gophers[1] often collectively referred to as the eastern pocket gophers. Like all pocket gophers, members of this genus are fossorial herbivores.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Patton, J. L. (2005). "Family Geomyidae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 861–864. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.