Tacoma Western pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama tacomensis)
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.
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Pacific Region (Region 1)|
» Candidate Information
» Federal Register Documents
» Action Plans
|Mazama pocket gopher (9 subspecies) action plan|
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
|09/03/2013||78 FR 54214 54218||Removing Five Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher From the Candidate List for Endangered and Threatened Species|
|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|
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