Geomys pinetis goffi Sherman, 1944:38

Goff’s pocket gopher, Goff’s south-eastern pocket gopher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geomys tuza goffi Sherman, 1944:38


Conservation Status


Last record: 1955

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Pineda Ridge, near Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ B7222 (skin and skull; adult male)

Type locality: Florida, Brevard County, Eau Gallie.

Paratypes (all skin and skull only; 5 females and 7 females represented):

MCZ B7212 to B7217

MCZ B7219 to B7221






Original scientific description:

Sherman, H. B. (1944). A new subspecies of Geomys from Florida. Proc. New England Zool. Club 23: 37-40.


Other references:

Ehrhart, L. M. (1978). Goff’s pocket gopher, pp. 6-7. In: Layne, J. N. Inventory of rare and endangered biota of Florida. Vol. I. Mammals. Gainesville, Florida: University Presses of Florida, 52 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.

Humphrey, S. R. (1981). Goff's pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis goffi) is extinct. Fla. Sci. 44: 250-252.

Humphrey, S. R. (1992). Goff’s pocket gopher, pp. 11-18. In: Humphrey, S. R. (ed.). Rare and endangered biota of Florida. Volume I. Mammals. Gainsville, Florida: University Presses of Florida, 386 pp.

Linzey, A. V. and Hammerson, G. 2008. Geomys pinetis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 10 July 2011.

Pembleton, Edward F. and Williams, Stephen L. (1978). Geomys pinetis. Mammalian Species 86: 1-3, 4 figs.


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