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SPECIES Thomomys (Thomomys) mazama

Author:Merriam, 1897.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 11: 214.
Common Name:Western Pocket Gopher.
Type Locality:USA, Oregon, Klamath Co., Anna Creek near Crater Lake, Mt. Mazama, 6,000 ft. (1,829 m).
Distribution:NW Washington through C Oregon to N California (USA).
Status:U.S. ESA and Washington Department of Fish and Game Candidate; IUCN Extinct as T. m. tacomensis; Critically Endangered as T. m. louiei; Vulnerable as T. m. couchi, T. m. glacialis, T. m. pugetensis, T. m. tumuli, and T. m. yelmensis; Lower Risk (nt) as T. mazama and as T. m. helleri and T. m. melanops.
Comments:Subgenus Thomomys. Revised by Johnson and Benson (1960); considered a subspecies of monticola by Bailey (1915) and Hall and Kelson (1959) but geographic sympatry with monticola in N California documented by Thaeler (1968a). Subspecies listed in Hall (1981:465-467). Reviewed by Verts and Carraway (2000, Mammalian Species No. 641).
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Offspring:

SUBSPECIES mazama

SUBSPECIES couchi

SUBSPECIES glacialis

SUBSPECIES helleri

SUBSPECIES hesperus

SUBSPECIES louiei

SUBSPECIES melanops

SUBSPECIES nasicus

SUBSPECIES niger

SUBSPECIES oregonus

SUBSPECIES premaxillaris

SUBSPECIES pugetensis

SUBSPECIES tacomensis

SUBSPECIES tumuli

SUBSPECIES yelmensis

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