Thomomys bottae

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Noun1.Thomomys bottae - of valleys and mountain meadows of western United StatesThomomys bottae - of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
pocket gopher, pouched rat, gopher - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
genus Thomomys, Thomomys - western pocket gophers
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According to Vleck (1981), foraging in Thomomys bottae (Botta's pocket gopher) is a balance between acquiring energy from food and expending energy while expanding tunnels in search of food.
quadrivittatus) * Least chipmunk X - 1 (Tamias minimus) Red squirrel X X 1 (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Spotted ground squirrel X X 2 (Xerospermophilus spilosoma) * Banner-tailed kangaroo X X 1 rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) * Yellow-faced pocket - X 1 gopher (Cratogeomys castanops) * Yellow-faced or plains X X 1 pocket gopher (Cratogeomys or Geomys) * Botta's pocket gopher X X 1 (Thomomys bottae) * Northern pocket gopher cf.
Key words: Botta's Pocket Gopher, cattle grazing, Great Gray Owl, meadows, Mountain Pocket Gopher, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Strix nebulosa, Thomomys bottae, Thomomys monticola
Activity and plural occupancy of burrows in Botta's pocket gopher Thomornys bottae.
Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) is a southwestern species that ranges eastward across southern Colorado.
Thomomys bottae scotophilus Davis, 1940, Botta's pocket gopher. -- This subspecies was described on the basis of a specimen from 15 miles north of the Beach Mountains, in the Sierra Diablo range.
The majority of Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae), only lived for one to 2 y, but a few lived as long as 4 y (Howard and Childs, 1959).
Fossils of Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) are known from at least four sites in central Texas (Klein Cave, Cueva Quebrada, Schulze Cave, Fowlkes Cave) that are within or near the modern range of the species.