Alcorn's pocket gopher

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Alcorn's pocket gopher
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Geomyidae
Genus: Pappogeomys
Species: P. alcorni
Binomial name
Pappogeomys alcorni
Russell, 1957

Alcorn's pocket gopher (Pappogeomys alcorni) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is montane pine-oak forest (910-3,010 m) in the Sierra del Tigre of south Jalisco. It is reputed to damage corn and bean fields and has been persecuted by farmers as a pest. The species is considered to be critically endangered.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castro-Arellano, I.; Vázquez, E.; Cuarón, A. & Álvarez, S. (2008). "Pappogeomys alcorni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 March 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered
  2. ^ http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/P/Pappogeomys_alcorni/