pocket gopher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pocket gopher burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pocket gopher (Zoöl) any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher.
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Usage

In literature:

Then, dropping the gopher unconcernedly in her pocket, she proceeded to rearrange her toilet.
"Openings in the Old Trail" by Bret Harte
Talk about cultivating, the pocket-gophers will cultivate it, and the alfalfa is pretty much all eaten out and it has come into bluegrass.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The pocket gopher is an herbivorous animal which attains approximately the size of a gray squirrel.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
A most unusual miner and underground dweller is the pocket gopher of North and Central America.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
It has also been taken in California on pocket gophers and on a skunk.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
The pocket was reached by a tunnel that had been well begun and then abandoned by an industrious but timid pocket-gopher.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
In the Park, pocket gophers occur both on mesa tops and in canyons.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Geographic variation in the pocket gopher, Cratogeomys castanops, in Coahuila, Mexico.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
While setting traps for pocket gophers one mile southwest of Big Pines, in September of 1951, I frightened a pocket mouse from its burrow.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Pocket gophers and their economic relations.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The name "gopher" is more commonly applied to certain small rodent mammals, particularly the pocket-gopher.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
There is but one other record of the Texas Pocket Gopher from Mexico.
"Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, México" by Robert K Selander
Another site was in the abandoned tunnel of a pocket gopher, and a third was under a large rock.
"Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Charles L. Douglas
Pocket gophers were available from four localities in addition to the type locality.
"The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1" by Stephen D. Durrant
The pocket gopher fauna known from the late Pliocene was more varied than the faunas known from any earlier time.
"Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae" by Robert J. Russell
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In news:

Mazama pocket gopher listing decision on hold.
The decision of whether to list the Mazama pocket gopher on the endangered species list has been delayed 60 days, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service office in Lacey.
Terry Jennings, of Reston, with her recently released book, "Gopher to the Rescue," about the role of the northern pocket gophers in eco-system recovery following a volcanic eruption.
Like many of nature's creatures, pocket gopher s can provide both benefits and drawbacks to those who share "living space" with them.
Pocket gopher s can be valuable to local ecosystems in that they contribute to the formation and conditioning of soil and provide food for larger predators.
The federal government has launched the process of listing the Mazama pocket gopher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Mazama Pocket Gopher Slated To Join Endangered Species List.
Decision on pocket gopher's endangered species status delayed.
The federal government has proposed listing four subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher for endangered species protection.
In a recent University of California study that examined pocket gopher control methods, the most effective control was trapping plus fumigation, killing up to 90 percent of the gophers .
You bring in the feet of the pocket gophers , and the tail of the striped gophers in order to collect the bounty.
Like many of nature's creatures, pocket gophers can provide both benefits and drawbacks to those who share "living space" with them.
Pocket gophers can be valuable to local ecosystems in that they contribute to the formation and conditioning of soil and provide food for larger predators.
The Mazama pocket gopher could be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act as soon as a year from now.
California alfalfa growers have a new weapon against meadow voles and are rediscovering an old one against pocket gophers.
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