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Tacoma Western pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama tacomensis)

Candidate Info | Federal Register | Action Plans | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

General Information

They have short, strong legs, and small ears and eyes. Their lips can be closed behind their front incisors, which the gophers use for burrowing. Their soft, loose pelts enable them to move backwards through their tunnels as easily as they move forwards. Each pocket gopher also has two, fur-lined check pouches extending from the lower portion of its face to its shoulders. These pouches are used to transport food, and can be turned completely inside out.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Pacific Region (Region 1)

» Candidate Information

Current Candidate Status
Species Assessment: Species Assessment Form for the Thomomys mazama tacomensis -- 221Kb
Candidate Notice of Review Documents (Showing 5 of 15: view all)
Date Citation Page Title
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
11/10/2010 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11/09/2009 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/10/2008 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 5 of 17: view all)
Date Citation Page Title
09/03/2013 78 FR 54214 54218 Removing Five Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher From the Candidate List for Endangered and Threatened Species
12/11/2012 77 FR 73769 73825 Listing Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher and Designation of Critical Habitat: Proposed rule.
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
11/10/2010 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule

» Action Plans

Action Plans (Showing 1 of 1)
Date Title
Mazama pocket gopher (9 subspecies) action plan

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Tacoma Western pocket gopher.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Tacoma Western pocket gopher.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Tacoma Western pocket gopher

» Petitions

Most Recent Petition Findings (Showing 3 of 3)
Date Citation Page Title Finding
09/03/2013 78 FR 54214 54218 Removing Five Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher From the Candidate List for Endangered and Threatened Species
  • Notice 12 month petition finding, Not warranted
  • Notice Candidacy Removal/Reclass, Believed to be extinct
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
  • Notice 12 month petition finding, Warranted but precluded
  • Notice CNOR
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
  • Notice 12 month petition finding, Warranted but precluded
  • Notice CNOR

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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