Geomys pinetis fontanelus Sherman, 1940

Sherman's pocket gopher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geomys fontanelus Sherman, 1940


Conservation Status


Last record: 1950?

IUCN RedList status: Possibly extinct


Sherman's pocket gopher may be extinct (Hafner et al. 1998)



Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA


Biology & Ecology









Golley, F. B. (1962). Mammals of Georgia. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 218 pp.

Hafner, David J., Yensen, Eric and Kirkland, Gordon L., Jr. (Compilers and editors). (1998). North American Rodents. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 171 pp.

Hall, E. R. (1981). The Mammals of North America, second edition. Vols. I & II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York. 1181 pp.

Hamilton, W. J. and Whitaker, J. O. (1998). Mammals of the Eastern United States 3rd edition. Cornell University Press.

Morgan, J. (1980). Mammalian status manual, a state by state survey of endangered, threatened, and rare mammals of the United States. Rastham, Massachusetts: Linton Publishing Company, 42pp.


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