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pocket gopher

n.
See gopher.

pocket gopher

n
(Animals) the full name for gopher1

go•pher1

(ˈgoʊ fər)

n.
1. Also called pocket gopher. any New World burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, having a stout body, a short tail, and external cheek pouches.
3. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Minnesota (used as a nickname).
[1785–95; earlier megopher, magopher a burrowing land tortoise]

go•pher2

(ˈgoʊ fər)

n. Slang.
[1925–30; resp. of gofer by association with gopher1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocket gopher - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouchespocket gopher - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
family Geomyidae, Geomyidae - North American pocket gophers
Geomys bursarius, plains pocket gopher - gopher of chiefly grasslands of central North America
Geomys pinetis, southeastern pocket gopher - gopher of Alabama and Georgia and Florida
Thomomys bottae, valley pocket gopher - of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
northern pocket gopher, Thomomys talpoides - greyish to brown gopher of western and central United States
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Baird's pocket gopher (Geomys breviceps) occurs from eastern Louisiana and Arkansas westward into central Texas and Oklahoma (Sulentich et al.
The plains pocket gopher, Geomys bursarius (Shaw) is a fossorial rodent known as an important agent of soil disturbance in grassland communities.
Among them are four that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): two rare butterflies--Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) and the Mardon skipper (Polites mardon)--the streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata), and the Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama).
Keywords: Density, distribution, Geomys bursarius, plains pocket gopher, program DISTANCE
Two species of pocket gophers occur in Arkansas, Geomys breviceps (Baird's pocket gopher) and Geomys bursarius ozarkensis (Ozark pocket gopher) (Elrod et al.
One little pocket gopher can move as much as a ton of soil in a year.
These species occupy a prairie ecosystem and include the mardon skipper and Taylor's checkerspot butterflies, the streaked horned lark, and the Mazama pocket gopher.
Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) is a southwestern species that ranges eastward across southern Colorado.
The 38,000-acre monument protects North America's highest sand dunes--rising more than 700 feet--and endemic species such as the Great Sand Dunes tiger beetle, Ord's kangaroo rat, and the northern pocket gopher.
What most of us contend with is any of nine species of Western pocket gopher (Thomomys).
These species occupy a prairie ecosystem and include the mardon skipper and Taylor's checker-spot butterflies, the streaked horned lark, and the Mazama pocket gopher.