Thomomys

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thomomys western pocket gophers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thomomys One of two genera of Geomyidæ or pocket-gophers, differing from Geomys in having the upper incisors smooth or with only a fine marginal (not median) groove. The external ears, though small, have a distinct auricle; the fore feet are moderately fossorial; and none of the species are as large as those of Geomys. They range from British America to Mexico, and from the Mississippi valley to the Pacific. The northern form is T. talpoides; a western is T. bulbivorus, the camassrat of the Pacific slope; a southern is T. umbrinus; the smallest is described as T. clusius, of the Rocky Mountain region, about five inches long. In habits these gophers closely resemble the species of Geomys. The generic name indicates the little piles of earth with which they soon dot the surface of the soft soil in which they work. See cut under camass-rat.
    • n thomomys [lowercase] A member of this genus.
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Usage

In literature:

Geographic variation in the pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, in Colorado.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Geographic variation in the pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, in Colorado.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
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