Family: Geomyidae, Pocket Gophers view all from this family
Description Richly colored gopher with pale to dark reddish-brown back and gray underparts tipped with buff. Some individuals on dark soils are darker colored. Has long ears for a gopher. Below the ear is a black patch of fur five to six times the area of the ear.
Dimensions 191-233mm, 53-78mm, 75-125g
Habitat Meadows & fields, Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Grasslands & prairies
Range California, Northwest
Discussion Uses deep humic volcanic soils of alpine meadows and small glacial prairies.