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28 July 2011 Geomys bursarius (Rodentia: Geomyidae)
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Geomys bursarius (Shaw, 1800) is a geomyid commonly called the plains pocket gopher. A stocky rodent morphologically adapted for a fossorial life, it is 1 of 11 species in the genus Geomys. It occurs in southern Manitoba, Canada, and throughout the central United States southward to Texas. It prefers open grasslands and agricultural fields and is considered an economic pest. The subspecies G. bursarius ozarkensis is considered a species of special concern only occurring in Arkansas and G. bursarius illinoensis is considered a species of special concern in Indiana.

American Society of Mammalogists
Matthew B. Connior "Geomys bursarius (Rodentia: Geomyidae)," Mammalian Species 43(1), 104-117, (28 July 2011). https://doi.org/10.1644/879.1
Published: 28 July 2011
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