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SPECIES Geomys bursarius

Author:Shaw, 1800.
Citation:Philosophical Magazine, 6: 215.
Common Name:Plains Pocket Gopher.
Type Locality:USA, upper Mississippi Valley (restricted to Minnesota, Sherburne Co., Elk River by Swenk, 1939).
Distribution:SC Manitoba (Canada) to NW Indiana, SC Texas, and NE New Mexico (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Merriam (1895a) and, in part, by Honeycutt and Schmidly (1979) and by Heaney and Timm (1983a), who considered lutescens a valid species (see also Heaney and Timm, 1985; Jolley et al., 2000). Burns et al. (1985), Sudman et al (1987), and Elrod et al. (2000) listed lutescens as a subspecies of bursarius, which is followed here. Elrod et al. (2000) mapped the ranges of all subspecies recognized by Hall (1981).
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SUBSPECIES bursarius

SUBSPECIES illinoensis

SUBSPECIES industrius

SUBSPECIES jugossicularis

SUBSPECIES lutescens

SUBSPECIES major

SUBSPECIES majusculus

SUBSPECIES missouriensis

SUBSPECIES ozarkensis

SUBSPECIES wisconsinensis

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