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Camas Pocket Gopher Thomomys bulbivorus


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Camas Pocket Gopher
credit: aaron & mariona/CCSA

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Family: Geomyidae, Pocket Gophers view all from this family

Description Largest of the Thomomys, with a very restricted range. Dull sooty brown on the back, and dark grayish brown below, often with an irregular-shaped white patch on the throat. The ears and nose are blackish. Tips of the upper incisors angle distinctly forward in the front of the mouth, rather than pointing downward, giving the animal a bucktoothed appearance.

Dimensions 220-328mm, 56-99mm, 375-543g

Habitat Meadows & fields

Range Northwest

Discussion Restricted to the Willamette Valley, and nearby tributaries in Oregon.