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Pappogeomys alcorni

(Alcorn s Pocket Gopher)


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Critically Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Alcorn s Pocket Gopher, Alcorn's pocket gopher, Alcorn’s Pocket Gopher


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Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: This species is poorly known. It is found in pine-oak forests with iron-rich soils (Ceballos and Oliva 2005).[1].

List of Habitats :


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 22-Apr-2004

This species is probably conspecific with Pappogeomys bulleri (Patton 2005).[1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Pappogeomys

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 12 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. alcorni (Alcorn’s Pocket Gopher) · P. bulleri (Buller’s Pocket Gopher) · P. castanops (Yellow-Faced Pocket Gopher) · P. castanops castanops (Yellow-Faced Pocket Gopher) · P. fumosus (Smoky Pocket Gopher) · P. gymnurus (Llano Pocket Gopher) · P. merriami (Merriam's Pocket Gopher) · P. merriami merriami (Merriam's Pocket Gopher) · P. neglectus (Querétaro Pocket Gopher) · P. tylorhinus (Naked-Nosed Pocket Gopher) · P. tylorhinus tylorhinus (Naked-Nosed Pocket Gopher) · P. zinseri (Zinser's Pocket Gopher)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:



  1. Castro-Arellano, I., Vázquez, E., Cuarón, A. & Álvarez, S. 2008. Pappogeomys alcorni. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30