Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Journal of Mammalogy, American Society of Mammalogists, Volume 53, Issue 3, p.417-428 (Submitted)
Keywords:Idaho Pocket Gopher, Northern Pocket Gopher, Thomomys idahoensis, Thomomys idahoensis idahoensis, Thomomys idahoensis pygmaeus, Thomomys pygmaeus, Thomomys talpoides
Thomomys idahoensis Merriam, 1901, and T. pygmaeus Merriam, 1901, are recognized as subspecies of the species Thomomys idahoensis on the basis of morphologic resemblance and as being specifically distinct from Thomomys talpoides primarily because T. i. idahoensis and T. i. pygmaeus do not interbreed with any geographically adjacent subspecies of T. talpoides. Morphological characters, including karyotypes, are described for the two subspecies.
Reference Code: A72THA01IDUS
Full Citation: Thaeler, Jr., C. S. 1972. Taxonomic status of the pocket gophers, Thomomys idahoensis and Thomomys pygmaeus (Rodentia, Geomyidae). Journal of Mammalogy 53(3): 417-428.
Location: ANIMAL EF: MAMMALS