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SPECIES Geomys arenarius

Author:Merriam, 1895.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 8: 139.
Common Name:Desert Pocket Gopher.
Type Locality:USA, Texas, El Paso Co., El Paso.
Distribution:Extreme W Texas, SW and SC New Mexico (USA); N Chihuahua (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lowered Risk (nt).
Comments:Reviewed by Williams and Baker (1974, Mammalian Species No. 36) and Williams and Genoways (1978). Considered a subspecies of bursarius by Hafner and Geluso (1983); phylogenetic separation of arenarius and bursarius established by Jolley et al. (2000).
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SUBSPECIES arenarius

SUBSPECIES brevirostris

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