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











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.

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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