Pappogeomys castanops (Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher)
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Habitat: Deep sandy soils or open plains with sandy soil.

Habits: Gophers are fossorial (burrowers) and spend little to no time above ground. They construct complex tunnel systems underground. Sites of activity are indicated by a mound of dirt. Gophers eat underground plant parts. Litters average two young. The distribution of this species is correlated strongly with the distribution of suitable soil types. Gophers are quite territorial.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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