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  Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science
The gophers (Geomyidae) are heavily built, fossorial animals which feed primarily on subterranean roots and leafy vegetation.
A superficial but taxonomically diverse survey of the external lingual morphology for 11 families of rodents led Sonntag (1) to conclude that distinctive lingual characters are observable at the familial and often generic level, and that little variation occurs at the specific level.
The family Geomyidae is distinguished by filiform papillae which are elongated and are almost entirely monofid.
digital.library.okstate.edu /OAS/oas_htm_files/v74/p25_29nf.html   (1859 words)

 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The family Geomyidae consists of 37 living species of gophers.
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The Family Geomyidae also falls under the order Rodentia, the largest order of mammals.
Geomyidae consist of pocket gophers, named for their fur-lined external cheek pouches utilized to carry seeds.
The word "gopher," often incorrectly used to describe other ground squirrel species, comes from a French word meaning honeycomb, describing the vast series of underground tunnels dug by these creatures.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/mammals/mammals/gopher.htm   (176 words)

 Untitled Document
Morphometrics and functional morphology of the middle ears of extant pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae).
Burrow system analysis of pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae) in Texas and Jalisco, Mexico.
Burrowing ecology of pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae) in Jalisco, Mexico.
www3.baylor.edu /~Ken_Wilkins/subterrprojects.htm   (195 words)

<==o Geomyidae Bonaparte, 1845 [taxonomic history] (pocket gophers; taskurotat ja kengururotat) ?- †Diplolophus insolens Troxell, 1923 [incl.
Korth, W. W., 1996: A new species of Pleurolicus (Rodentia, Geomyidae) from the early Miocene (Arikareean) of Nebraska.
Korth, W. and Chaney, D. S., 1999: A new subfamily of geomyoid rodents (Mammalia) and a possible origin of Geomyidae.
www.fmnh.helsinki.fi /users/haaramo/metazoa/deuterostoma/Chordata/Synapsida/Eutheria/Rodentia/Myomorpha/Geomyidae.htm   (427 words)

 The Gophers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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There are other meanings of gopher, though the core meaning is a rodent, strictly of the family Geomyidae though some ground squirrels of the family Sciuridae are often referred to as gophers.
This page was last modified 14:44, 23 August 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Gophers   (102 words)

 2000, exam 3
Although members of these two families appear to be almost identical, their similarities most likely evolved as a result of convergent evolution.
Geomyidae, Heteromyidae Ochotonidae, Leporidae Hystricidae, Erithizontidae Caviidae, Procaviidae Hominidae, Suidae
Elongate metatarsals are characteristic of members of this family Muridae Geomyidae Caviidae Sciuridae Heteromyidae
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 Gopher - English dictionary
Even if the university never charged anyone a dime, the fact that the school had announced it was reserving the right to charge people for the use of the gopher protocols meant it had crossed the line.
One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidae; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched rat.
One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridae; as, the gray gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also striped prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile.
www.online-dictionary.biz /english/vocabulary/reference/Gopher.asp   (315 words)

 Pocket Gophers Index
Members of family Geomyidae, the pocket gophers, are fossorial (burrowing) rodents and spend most of their time below ground.
They do not hibernate, but rather they store food in underground chambers for use in the winter.
Grizzlies dig up pocket gopher burrows to get at their storage chambers which contain roots, bulbs and other plant parts, which is great food for bears.
imnh.isu.edu /digitalatlas/bio/mammal/Rod/Gophers/pkgfdex.htm   (425 words)

 ADW: Geomyidae: Information
The family Geomyidae includes 5 genera and around 35 species.
They are found only in North and Central America.
Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Geomyidae.html   (840 words)

 Search Results for geomyidae -¬†Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The evolutionary history of Geomyidae is based on fossils...
Any of about 40 species (family Geomyidae) of stocky rodents found in...
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 ARS | Publication request: Effects of Pocket Gophers on Desert Soils and Vegetation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Interpretive Summary: The effects of pocket gophers (Geomyidae) on soils and vegetation were studied on Chihuahuan Desert and Sonoran Desert catenas for comparison with the effects of pocket gophers on soils and vegetation in mesic environments.
Two species of gophers, Thomomys bottae and T. umbrinus, ejecta mounds were located on upper slopes of piedmonts where runoff from mountains increase soil moisture.
Technical Abstract: The effects of pocket gophers (Geomyidae) on soils and vegetation were studied on Chihuahuan Desert and Sonoran Desert catenas for comparison with the effects of pocket gophers on soils and vegetation in mesic environments.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=167435   (500 words)

 Monographic Revision of the Pocket Gopher, family Geomyidae by Dr. C. Hart Merriam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Monographic Revision of the Pocket Gopher, family Geomyidae by Dr. C.
Monographic Revision of the Pocket Gopher, family Geomyidae
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The 13-lined Ground Squirrel, known among taxonomists as *Spermophilous tridecemlineatus* because of its predilection for scarfing seeds and the 13 racing stripes on its back, ranges from the upper-midwest, from Michigan west to Montana, throughout the Great Plains and then south to New Mexico and Texas.
Its confused relative, *Geomys bursarius*, the Plains Pocket Gopher, in the family Geomyidae, burrows much of the same territory but unlike (above-ground) ground squirrels, does most of its foraging underground.
To clarify this confused situation, the Biodiversity and Biological Collections Gopher offers this graphical representation of Gopher relatives: ______________ ____________ ______________ _____________
www.feep.net /~roth/geek-humor/net/gopher.txt   (361 words)

 Giant Pocket Gopher - educational resources
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ADW: Geomyidae: Classification: Species Orthogeomys grandis (giant pocket gopher...
ADW: Geomyidae: Pictures:...giant pocket gopher Orthogeomys grandis, Buller's pocket gopher Pappogeomys
animals.mongabay.com /iucn/G/Giant_Pocket_Gopher.html   (89 words)

 Definition of geomyidae - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
geomyidae is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
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 MONOGRAPHIC REVISION OF THE POCKET GOPHERS FAMILY GEOMYIDAE (North American Fauna No. 80   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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