Orthogeomys cuniculus Elliot, 1905:224

Oaxacan pocket gopher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1960's

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Zanatepec, Oaxaca State, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Elliot, D. G. 1905. A checklist of mammals of the North American continent, the West Indies and the neighboring seas. Field Columbian Museum, Publication 105, Zoological Series, 6:1-761.


Other references:

Castro-Arellano, I. and Vázquez, E. (2008). Orthogeomys cuniculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 14 December 2014.

Ceballos, G. and Oliva, G. 2005. Los mamíferos silvestres de México. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad and Fondo de Cultura Económica, México.

Elliot, D. G. 1907. A catalogue of the collection of mammals in the Field Columbian Museum. Field Columbian Museum, Zoology Series, 8:1-694.

Goodwin, G. G. (1969). Mammals from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 141: 1-270.

Nelson, E. W. and Goldman, E. A. (1930). The status of Orthogeomys cuniculus Elliot. Journal of Mammalogy 11: 317.

Patton, J. L. 2005. Family Geomyidae. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 859-871. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Spalding, Theresa A. et al. (2016). Systematic revision of the pocket gopher genus Orthogeomys. Journal of Mammalogy. DOI: [Abstract]

Wilson, D.E., Lacher, T.E., Jr & Mittermeier, R.A. eds. (2016). Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 6. Lagomorphs and Rodents I. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.


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