| Orthogeomys lanius is another pocket gopher that is known only from one location, a mountainside in Veracruz, Mexico, where it was found when it was first scientifically described and named. This and the Hispid Pocket Gopher may turn out to be one and the same species. All Orthogeomys pocket gophers, known locally as Taltuzas, are considered pests because they damage crops, but no information is available about the lifestyle of this species.
Head and Body: 180-266 mm; Tail 62-98 mm
Elliot, D.G., 1905. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 18:235.
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