Oaxacan pocket gopher

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

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

This rare pocket gopher species is endemic to Oaxaca state in southern Mexico, confined to a few localities in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.[1]


  1. ^ a b Castro-Arellano, I. & Vázquez, E. (2008). "Orthogeomys cuniculus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15546A4780614. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T15546A4780614.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018. ; IUCN Red List database entry includes a brief justification of why this species has data deficient status.