Alcorn's pocket gopher
|Alcorn's pocket gopher|
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.
- 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
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