Big pocket gopher

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Big pocket gopher
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Geomyidae
Genus: Orthogeomys
Species: O. lanius
Binomial name
Orthogeomys lanius
(Elliot, 1905)

The big pocket gopher (Orthogeomys lanius) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae.

It is endemic to Veracruz state in eastern Mexico. It has only been found on the southeastern slopes of Pico de Orizaba, at elevations of 1,300 metres (4,300 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b Castro-Arellano, I. & Vázquez, E. (2008). "Orthogeomys lanius". 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