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Geomyidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Geomyidae is a member of the Superfamily Geomyoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Geomyidae:

The Family Geomyidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Balantiomys

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Chaetodipus

Chaetodipus is a genus of pocket mouse containing 19 species endemic to the United States and Mexico. Like other members of their family such as pocket mice in the genus Perognathus, they are more closely related to pocket gophers than to true mice. [more]

Cheatodipus

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Cratogeomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Cupidinimus

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Dikkomys

Dipodomys

Kangaroo rats, genus Dipodomys, are small rodents native to North America. The common name derives from their bipedal form: as they hop in a manner similar to the much larger kangaroo, although they are not related. It has been noted that they are not properly characterized as "rats" at all. [more]

Diprionomys

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Entoptychus

Geomys

The Geomys contains nine species of pocket gophers often collectively referred to as the eastern pocket gophers. Like all pocket gophers, members of this genus are fossorial herbivores. [more]

Grangerimus

Gregorymys

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Griphomys

Harrymys

Heliscomys

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Heterogeomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[2] [more]

Heteromys

Heteromys is a genus of in the Heteromyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Lignimus

Liomys

Liomys is a genus of in the Heteromyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Macrogeomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[3] [more]

Microdipodops

A kangaroo mouse is either one of the two species of jumping mouse (genus Microdipodops) native to the deserts of the Southwestern United States, predominantly found in the state of Nevada. Although native to the deserts in the southwest they have been plentiful in Missouri and Pennsylvania. The name "kangaroo mouse" refers to the species' extraordinary jumping ability, as well as its habit of bipedal locomotion. The two species are: [more]

Mioheteromys

Mojavemys

Mookomys

Nerterogeomys

Oregonomys

Orthogeomys

Orthogeomys is a genus of in the Geomyidae family, found in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. It contains the following species: [more]

Pappogeomys

Pappogeomys is a genus of in the Geomyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Parapliosaccomys

Peridiomys

Perognathoides

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Perognathus

Perognathus is a genus of pocket mouse. Like other members of their family they are more closely related to pocket gophers than to true mice. [more]

Phelosaccomys

Pleurolicus

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Pliogeomys

Pliosaccomys

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Prodipodomys

Progeomys

Proheteromys

Reynoldsomys

Schizodontomys

Stratimus

Tenudomys

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Thomomys

The smooth-toothed pocket gophers, genus Thomomys, are so called because they are among the only pocket gophers without grooves on their incisors. They are also called the Western pocket gophers because they are distributed in western North America. They are considered distinct enough from other pocket gophers to be recognized as a separate subfamily or tribe. [more]

Ziamys

Zygogeomys

The Michoacan Pocket Gopher (Zygogeomys trichopus) is a species of in the Geomyidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Zygogeomys. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. [more]

More info about the Genus Zygogeomys may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=112603
  2. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=112852
  3. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=112998

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 02:40:54