Orthogeomys lanius Elliot, 1905

Big pocket gopher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1904

Rediscovered in 2014 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Veracruz, Mexico












Original scientific description:

Elliot, D. G. (1905). Descriptions of apparently new species and subspecies of mammals from Mexico and San Domingo. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 18: 233-236.


Other references:

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.

Hafner, Mark S. et al. (2014). Rediscovery of the pocket gopher Orthogeomys lanius (Rodentia: Geomyidae) in Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy 95(4): 792-802. [Abstract]

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.


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