| Pappogeomys pocket gophers are smaller than those in the genus Cratogeomys, and the claws on their forefeet are larger in proportion to their size. Buller’s Pocket Gophers have long, soft, fine fur and short, hairless tails. Some live at sea level, but most are mountain-dwellers, burrowing into volcanic soils in high meadows. They eat the roots of shrubs, grasses, and forbs, and do not hesitate to inhabit cornfields. These animals reproduce year-round. Litters of 2 to 11 have been recorded.
Head and Body: 130-175 mm; Tail: 50-85 mm
Thomas, O., 1892. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, 10:196.
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